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Union Reminder on Ewe Hogg Scheme Deadline

SUSSS application deadline approaches

NFU Scotland is reminding hill farmers and crofters that the deadline for applying to the Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS) is approaching.

For online applications, the deadline is midnight on Saturday, 30 November.  Paper applications received in the post at SGRPID area offices on Monday 2 December will be accepted provided the envelope is postmarked 29 November (or earlier).

SUSSS opened for applications on Saturday 1 September.  Payments for ewe hoggs through SUSSS delivers vital support that underpins the viability of many hill farming and crofting businesses.



Livestock Policy Manager John Armour said: “At busy times of the year, scheme deadlines can often slip the mind.  

“There are indications that, with just over a week to go, more than 60 percent of expected applications have been received.  That leaves around 500 who have yet to submit their application.

“Given the importance of this funding stream to hill farmers and crofters, we urge all those who are eligible to crack on with their applications.

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Contact Bob Carruth on 0131 472 4006

Author: Bob Carruth

Date Published:

News Article No.: 161/19


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Union Reminder on Ewe Hogg Scheme Deadline


Application period closes on Friday 30 November

NFU Scotland is reminding hill farmers and crofters that the deadline for applying to the Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS) closes on Friday 30 November 2018.

SUSSS opened for applications on Saturday 1 September. Following a temporary change to the deadline last year, NFU Scotland pushed for a permanent change to the scheme going forward, extending the application period to 30 November.

The Union is also pointing out to applicants that Friday 30 November is a public holiday and local area offices will be closed.  Paper applications hand delivered or posted in time to reach the area office mailbox on 30 November will still be accepted.

Applications completed online must be submitted by midnight on Friday 30 November 2018.  

Payments for ewe hoggs through SUSSS delivers vital support that underpins the viability of many hill farming and crofting businesses.

Policy manager Jenny Brunton said: “Many applicants to the 2017 Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS) will be aware of the permanent extension to the application deadline to 30 November.

“However, scheme deadlines can often slip the mind.  There are indications that, with just a few days to go, almost a quarter of expected applications to the scheme are outstanding.   Given the importance of this funding stream to hill farmers and crofters, we urge all those who are eligible to crack on with their applications.

“They need to also be aware that the deadline coincides with a public holiday.  Paper applications hand delivered or posted in time to reach the area office mailbox on 30 November will still be accepted. Applications completed online must be submitted by midnight on Friday 30 November 2018.”    Ends

Contact Bob Carruth on 0131 472 4006

Author: Bob Carruth

Date Published:

News Article No.: 161/18


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