Agri-Environment Climate Scheme

Date published: 14 February, 2024

For recent changes to this guidance, please see the bottom of the page.

The Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) will open again for applications in February 2024.

The latest AECS news release can be found on

The Scottish Borders

The Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) promotes land management practices which protect and enhance Scotland’s magnificent natural heritage, improve water quality, manage flood risk and mitigate and adapt to climate change.

It also helps to improve public access and preserve historic sites but please see information below in relation to Improving Public Access for the 2024 application round.

Check which options and items are available on your holding using the Targeting Tool below:

View a full list of management options and capital items

Click here

Full scheme guidance

Full guidance

This scheme is delivered through:

The Scottish Rural Development Programme and Scottish Natural Heritage logos
Section Change
Whole page Information added on AECS 2024 round, updated Targeting tool and removal of certain information related to previous rounds.
List of results for 2023 Application round