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EU dairy aid allocations

Published: 24 Sep 2015 20:05

Rural Affairs Secretary says Scotland's share is disappointing.

Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead commented on Scotland's allocation. He said:

"At first glance this allocation on which we were not consulted is very disappointing for the dairy industry in Scotland. This appears to take no account of the challenges facing Scottish farmers such as the wet weather and issues also facing our lamb sector.

"Our farmers have already lost out the full £190m convergence uplift and on the £1m red meat levy lost to Scotland annually - and yet again find themselves short-changed by the UK Government. It's third time unlucky at the hands of DEFRA."