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Farming

Farming

We invest in farming businesses, working with our tenants to improve productivity while enhancing biodiversity. Our success relies on partnership working and a strong landlord tenant relationship.

In farming, the business:

  • Supports tenant farmers (with tenancies totalling approximately 30,000 hectares) to strengthen, grow and diversify their businesses
  • Invests to repair and improve farm buildings and infrastructure
  • Helps young farmers get a foot on the farming ladder by encouraging new entrants and next generation tenants
  • Collaborates with Moredun Research Institute to improve farms biosecurity and promote understanding of livestock diseases and animal welfare

Crown Estate Scotland manages 5,000 hectares (around 12,000 acres) of commercial forestry, mostly in Glenlivet. With typical forest tree plantings taking 50 to 70 years to mature, we take a long-term view and work with communities and partners such Forestry Commission Scotland to promote multi-purpose forest management. 

Integrated Land Management Plan scheme

We are aware of the changes and difficulties facing farmers in today’s economic climate and changing policy environment. We wish to support farm tenants with future business planning where we can, to help businesses build resilience and sustainability into their farming activities.

'Integrated Land Management Plans' (ILMPs) are potentially of significant importance to farm businesses. The ILMP can identify opportunities and cost savings for your business, based on an independent and confidential assessment of your enterprise by an experienced farm business adviser.

The ILMP is a significant piece of work, providing both a professional review of your business and tailored advice.  It receives around 80% funding by the Scottish Government, and normally a farmer contribution of £500 - £900 is still required. However, Crown Estate Scotland has provided a fund of £30,000 and is offering to pay the farmer contribution of up to £500 per farm, on a first-come-first-served basis.

To find out more about the ILMP or to register your interest please contact Chloe McCulloch at SAC Consulting, 01292 525316, email: chloe.mcculloch@sac.co.uk

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