Welcome to SRUC’s Rural Brexit Hub!

Here you will find information on Brexit-related activities being undertaken across SRUC, including work by our researchers and SAC Consulting staff. Read more about the hub here

Challenges and Opportunities for Remote and Fragile Areas: Setting the Scene

In May 2019, Professor Davy McCracken  was invited to speak at the Scottish Land & Estates Conference in Edinburgh. The theme of the conference was on “Maximising the Margins” and explored land use in our more challenging and fragile areas. In particular, presentations and discussions looked in depth at how rural business can rise to…

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Future Proof your Business through Diversification – Report

This farm diversification guide was written by SAC Consulting Food and Drink who specialise in farm business diversification. This guide was funded by the Scottish Government, as there is a need for farmers and rural businesses to consider alternative income streams amongst Brexit uncertainty. The Full report can be viewed here.

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Brexit and Land Ownership and Reform – Video

Dr Rob McMorran discusses land ownership in Scotland and the potential for community land ownership and other land ownership reforms. Land ownership is critical to how land is managed and used, and Rob highlights some of the consequences for land use through differing funding incentives, and implications of changes in such. The full video can…

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Brexit, CAP and High Nature Value Farming – Video

Professor Davy McCracken talks us through the CAP, high nature value farming and the potential opportunity for a revision of agricultural policy. Davy goes on to discuss ‘public goods’ in Scotland, the farming systems currently operating, and implications of future trade deals for Scottish farming. The full video can be view here.

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Brexit: How Might UK Agriculture Thrive or Survive? – CRE Report

A Report by colleagues at the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University was published this week on how UK agriculture will be impacted by Brexit. The report assesses the economic impacts of a selected number of UK trade and domestic agricultural policy scenarios following Brexit, by integrating state of the art economic modelling approaches…

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Welcome to SRUC’s Rural Brexit Hub!

Here you will find information on Brexit-related activities being undertaken across SRUC, including work by our researchers and SAC Consulting staff. Please follow the links to find out information about some of our recent projects and our forthcoming events. We also have a blog, which will be discussing the potential implications of Brexit for a…

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