Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme

Date published: 18 March, 2022

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Sheep at market - picture copyright : Alan Fraser

This scheme provides additional support, on top of the Basic Payment Scheme, to sheep producers who farm in Scotland's rough grazing areas.

These payments help farmers maintain the social and environmental benefits that sheep flocks bring to those areas.

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