The selection process for Weather Aid funding begins today, July 24. Almost 1,000 farmers who were hit by the extreme winter weather have applied for funding.
The Weather Aid Expert Group will begin considering requests for funding at a meeting, which will be chaired by the Scottish Government.
The £6 million scheme was announced earlier this year by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead.
"Earlier this year, parts of Scotland experienced prolonged and extreme wintry conditions – including some of the worst snow in living memory. This had a devastating effect on many farmers, particularly as it happened at lambing time."
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