Union Reminder on Ewe Hogg Scheme Deadline 2019

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.


Contact Bob Carruth on 0131 472 4006

Author: Bob Carruth

Date Published:

News Article No.: 161/19

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