Hill farmers and crofters will be offered a nationally-funded loan for Less Favoured
Area Support Scheme (LFASS) 2017.
Eligible producers will be offered a loan of up to 90% of their LFASS entitlement,
with payments beginning in April.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said: “I understand how important LFASS payments
are to farmers and crofters in our most remote and marginalised areas, and that is
why, we are again making available LFASS loans.”
He said the Scottish Government is “making good progress” in handling of LFASS2017
scheme payments and is “on track” to commence payments earlier than in previous years.
He added: “I want to reassure farmers and crofters that this loan offer does not
take away funding from any public services. It is theirs and they should have it.”