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Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014 - 2020

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The Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014 - 2020?






The  Scottish Rural Development Programme 2014 - 2020 delivers Pillar 2 of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). It funds economic, environmental and social measures for the benefit of rural Scotland. The key purpose of the SRDP 2014 - 2020 is to help achieve sustainable economic growth in Scotland’s rural areas and the priorities remains broadly the same as the previous programme:  The main priorities are:


  • Enhancing the rural economy
  • Supporting agricultural and forestry businesses
  • Protecting and improving the natural environment
  • Addressing the impact of climate change
  • Supporting rural communities


After extensive negotiations the SRDP 2014 - 2020 was formally approved by the European Commison on 26 May 2015. 


Further information on the development of the SRDP 2014 - 2020  is available.


Annual Implementation Report - Summary for Citizens

The Annual Implementation Report for 2017 has been accepted by the European Commission.  The full report and the Summary for Citizens can be accessed here.




SRDP 2007 - 2013

All schemes under the SRDP 2007 - 2013 are closed to new applicants, however information is still available to those with on-going contracts.  Click here for futher information.


SRDP 2014 - 2020 Schemes


list of the schemes that make up the SRDP, along with a brief description, is available.  Should you wish to apply for funding or to access scheme guidance as well information on the payment rates please go to the Rural Payments and Services website.


SRDP - Information and Publicity Strategy


The Information and Publicity Strategy outlines the approach the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) will take to make sure target stakeholders (staff, customers and other stakeholders) who use, or who are interested in or impacted by, the Scottish Rural Development Programme have access to the right level of information and support at the right time throughout the programme period.


Scottish Rural Network


The Scottish Rural Network website is a one-stop-shop for news, events and information about rural development, helping to make connections with other people, communities, organisations and businesses across rural Scotland and beyond.


Pillar 1 of the CAP - Direct payments


Information on Pillar 1 of the CAP can be found at - Direct payments including Greening 


Rural Matters Facebook page


To provide you with more information, we are inviting you to sign up to RPID’s new Facebook page, to help us engage with you, our rural stakeholders better. Please sign up now and press ‘like’ to follow us - Rural Matters.