Policy Area

Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries

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How are the SNP supporting woodland creation?

Forests and woodlands are a natural powerhouse and among Scotland’s most valuable rural assets. Our ambition is for them to expand and flourish, through planting record numbers of woodland and supporting thousands of forestry jobs.

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How are the SNP supporting Scotland’s fishing industry?

Our fishing and seafood sectors are currently suffering the very real price of Brexit.  As a priority these sectors need access to the EU single market without the barriers the UK Government has put in place through Brexit and an SNP government will do all we can to regain markets and opportunities for our fish…

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How will the SNP support Scotland’s farmers?

The EU is Scotland’s biggest overseas regional food and drink export market, with exports of food and drink worth £2 billion in 2015. That’s why we believe that the UK as a whole should stay in the European Single Market but, if the UK decides to leave, Scotland should remain a member of the single market. We also want the UK Government to negotiate for tariff-free access to the single market for products such as beef, lamb, cereals and vegetables.

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Why have the Scottish Government banned GM crops?

The SNP Scottish Government took the decision to opt out of the use of GM crops to protect Scotland’s environment and support Scottish agriculture. Scotland is world renowned for its natural, high quality food and drink, and this is greatly promoted both at home and abroad by our reputation for being clean and green. This…

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