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Downloads: Archived Reports

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2011: EFRA Committee Inquiry into EU Proposals to Green the CAP

This response to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee at the UK Parliament was co-ordinated by the Rural Policy Centre in November 2011.

2011: SAC Response to the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee Roundtable discussion on the Inquiry into the Future of Agricultural Support in Scotland

This formed written evidence submitted to the Scottish Parliament Rural Affairs and Environment Committee Roundtable Evidence Session on the Inquiry into the Future of Agricultural Support in Scotland

2010: SAC Response to the House of Lords Call for Evidence for the Inquiry into Innovation in EU Agriculture

The response, which comprises contributions from several SAC staff, focuses on the ways in which agriculture is innovating now and the barriers to this innovation.

2008: Choosing the Right Ingredients - SAC Response

Moving from a sectoral approach to food policy towards a more integrated approach that brings agriculture and food production together with environmental, health, education and social justice concerns

2008: Tackling Poverty, Inequality and Deprivation in Scotland

SAC wishes to see, and contributes significantly to delivering, a sustainable agricultural sector in Scotland.

2007: SAC Response to the RSE Inquiry on Hill and Island Areas

Based on a survey of relevant SAC staff and a review of available literature, this document comprises the SAC response to the RSE Inquiry into the future of Scotland's hill and island areas.

2013: SRUC Response to the SRDP 2014-20 Stage 1 Consultation

SRUC's response to the Scottish Government's Stage 1 Consultation on the SRDP 2014-20.

2012: EFRA Inquiry – Rural Communities

The report that was submitted in response to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (ERFA) Committee Inquiry on Rural Communities

2013: Feeding the Future

This is SRUC's response to Feeding the consultation Feeding the Future – Innovation Requirements for Primary Food Production in the UK to 2030 that was co-ordinated by the Rural Policy Centre

2013: Land Reform Review Group

This is SRUC's reponse to the Land Reform Review Group Response to Call for Evidence coordinated by the Rural Policy Centre

2013: Creating a New Food Body

This this SRUC's response to the constulation on Creating a New Food Body which was co-ordinated by the Rural Policy Centre

Creating a New Food Body (435.56 KB, PDF)

2013: Draft Seaweed Policy Statement

SRUC Consultation response on the policy options for seaweed cultivation in Scotland.

2013: Consultation on development of the RSPCA welfare standards for farm animals

This was a consultation response that SRUC submitted regarding the development of RSPCA welfare standards for farm animals.

2014: SRUC’s response to the Consultation on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill.

This is SRUC's response to the community empowerment (Scotland) bill which was coordinated by the Rural Policy Centre

National Planning Framework 3 - evidence at RACCE Committee

Written evidence submitted to the RACCE committee ahead of their meeting on the NPF3.

Dr Sarah Skerrat's Evidence (309.21 KB, PDF)

SRUC SRDP Stage 2 Consultation Response

SRUC's response to the Scotland Rural Development Programme stage 2 consultation that was submitted in February 2014.

2014: Consultation Response (39.41 KB, PDF)

2014: SRUC's response on Farm Animal Welfare

Consultation on the link between the health and well-being of farm personnel and farm animal welfare

2014: Consultation Response (360.23 KB, PDF)

2014: SRUC's response to the consultation on direct payments

SRUC's response to the consultation on the CAP, Pillar I, direct payments.

2014: Consultation Response (75.62 KB, PDF)

2014: SRUC's response to Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

SRUC's contribution to the consultation on Nitrate Vulnerable Zone Designated Areas in Scotland - 2013

2014: Local Government and Regeneration Committee Response

This is SRUC's Response to the Call for Evidence on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill.

2014: RACCE Committee Evidence on Scottish Government Budget 2015/16 - SRDP Climate Change

Evidence submitted to the RACCE Committee on the Scottish Government Budget 2015/16: SRDP climate change to be held on the 12th November 2014

SRUC Submitted Evidence (403.01 KB, PDF)

2014: SRUC's response to Recipe for Success: Scotland’s National Food & Drink Policy – Becoming a Good Food Nation

SRUC's consultation response to Recipe for Success: Scotland’s National Food & Drink Policy – Becoming a Good Food Nation

2014: Consultation Response (289.13 KB, PDF)

2014: Local Government and Regeneration Committee Call for Evidence on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill

SRUC's Response to the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill in September 2014.

2014: Becoming a Good Food Nation

SRUC's response to the Scottish Government's Consultation on Becoming a Good Food Nation

SRUC's Consultation Response (289.13 KB, PDF)

2014: Rural Affairs and Environment Consultation on the Research Strategy for 2016-2021

SRUC's Response to the Scottish Governments Consultation on the research strategy for 2016-2021

SRUC's Consultation Response (194.64 KB, PDF)

2014: Consultation on Bovine TB in Specified Non-bovine Species – Disease Control

SRUC's response to the Scottish Government consultation on Bovine TB in specified non-bovine species.

SRUC's Consultation Response (405.12 KB, PDF)

2015: A Consultation on the Future of Land Reform in Scotland

This is SRUC's online submission to the Scottish Government's consultation on the future of Land Reform in Scotland.

SRUC's Consultation Response (334.75 KB, PDF)

2015: SRUC Response to Consultation on Review of Croft House Grant Scheme

This is SRUC's response to the Croft House Grant Scheme conducted by the Scottish Government, which closed in March 2015.

SRUC's response (183.57 KB, PDF)

2015: SRUC Response to Consultation on Contribution Rates for Modern Apprenticeships

This is SRUC's response to a Skills Development Scotland consultation on modern apprenticeships.

2015: SRUC Response to Consultation on Commission on Widening Access

This is SRUC's response to a call for evidence from the newly formed Commission on Widening Access.

SRUC's response (398.23 KB, PDF)

2015: SRUC consultation response to HEFCE future changes to UK performance indicators

This is SRUC's response to the HEFCE consultation on future changes to the UK performance indicators.

2015: SRUC Response to Land Reform (Scotland) Bill Call for Evidence

This is SRUC's response to the RACCE Committee's call for evidence in relation to the introduction of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill.

2015: SRUC response to Public Health Review Engagement Paper

This is SRUC's response to the Scottish Government's Public Health Review Engagement Paper.

2015: Consultation on Availability and Balance of Student Support in Scotland

This is SRUC's response to a consultation by Universities Scotland on the availability and balance of student support in Scotland.

SRUC's consultation response (121.83 KB, PDF)

2015: SFC Gender Action Plan Consultation

This is SRUC's response to the Scottish Funding Council's (SFC) Gender Action Plan Consultation.

SRUC's response (363.05 KB, PDF)

2016: SRUC Response to UK Gov Soil Health Inquiry

This is SRUC's response to the UK Government’s Soil Health Inquiry, submitted to the Environmental Audit Committee in January 2016.

SRUC Response to Land Use Strategy 2016-2021 Consultation

This is SRUC's response to the Scottish Government's consultation on the Land Use Strategy 2016-2021.

2016: SRUC Response to Future of Scottish Agriculture

SRUC's response to Richard Lochhead's vision for 'The Future of Scottish Agriculture: A discussion document'.