Members in Scotland are represented by a number of sector specific Scottish committees. Representatives sit on a number of AIC committees and working groups which ensures that information and issues are transferred between both AIC and members in Scotland.
AIC Scotland’s Future Policy aims to provide both a vision for Post-Brexit Scottish Agriculture and sets out clear proposals and practical measures to enable Scottish Agriculture to succeed in the 21st century.
Organisations with 10 or more employees can sign up for asymptomatic workplace testing in a drive to identify emerging covid-19 cases and break chains of transmission. Organisations can adopt a Lateral Flow Device collection model to distribute among workers or implement an asymptomatic test site in the workplace.
Scottish Government intend to provisionally open the next funding round in early September 2021, with applications submitted and assessed by the end of September. Further details on the exact dates will be provided on the Rural Payments website Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (ruralpayments.org)
Following the annual pre harvest meeting between NFUS and AIC Scotland, both organisations are encouraging Scottish growers to speak to their grain buyers and discuss any concerns they may have especially with regard to grain haulage/storage this harvest. This follows on from reported lorry driver shortages in the wider economy.