Rural Affairs


What has the Scottish Parliament done?

Here are a few examples of what the Parliament has done in this area:


This act sought to ensure the effective management of farmed and wild fisheries, and to modernise existing enforcement provisions.

This act sought to create a better environment for the letting of farmland to the tenant farming sector, and to encourage new entrants into tenant farming.

Committee inquiries

The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee recommended that long-term lessons should be learned from the mistakes of First Milk and a new ‘Team Scotland’ approach to sales of Scottish dairy products should come into play.

What is the Scottish Parliament doing?

Here is an example of what is currently being done in this area:

The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee has launched an inquiry into challenges of salmon farming (in particular, fish health and environmental challenges) and is looking to gather evidence from individuals and invested parties in the coming months.

The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee has launched an inquriy into the construction and procurement of ferry vessels in Scotland.

Follow the work of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee on its webpage.

Official Report

What is said in public in committees and in the Chamber, including debates and statements by Scottish Government Ministers, is recorded in the Official Report.

Use the Official Report search to find details of MSPs’ discussions in the Parliament on a particular issue.

Questions and motions

MSPs ask questions and lodge motions, some of which are debated, to gather information and raise awareness of issues.

Enter a keyword in the search to find out what MSPs have said about a specific subject.

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