Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



Richard Lochhead MSP has said the SNP Government’s additional £250,000 support for farmers and crofters following the harsh winter will help relieve pressure on the farmers in Moray.

This funding will help farmers offset the cost of retrieving fallen livestock as well as address feed and fodder shortages resulting from the adverse weather conditions over the last few months.

The SNP Government is also supplementing this with additional funding for the RSABI to help them provide vital practical and emotional support to people working in the agriculture sector.

SNP MSP Richard Lochhead said:

“The SNP Government’s £250,000 funding package will be a great help to those farmers in Moray dealing with the knock-on effect of the prolonged wet and severe weather over the last few months.

“Recognising the emotional and practical challenges facing farmers in what can often be extremely difficult and lonely work, the SNP Government is also giving additional funding to the RSABI to help them provide emotional, practical and financial support across Scotland’s agricultural sector during the long days and nights.

“The SNP Government is listening to the concerns of the Scottish agricultural community and will continue to value Scotland’s farmers as well as the jobs they support.”