Since 2015 we have completed agri-environment climate scheme (AECS) applications for Orkney Business Ring clients. Over thirty applications have been completed to date and all have been successful in receiving funding.

Farms have ranged from small crofts with only a few hectares of land to large farms with extensive moorland areas. For each farm, a range of potential agri-environment management options has been considered and, in discussion with the land manager, a scheme produced which maximises environmental benefits whilst still enabling the farmer to use their land effectively.