Since 2015 we have completed agri-environment climate scheme (AECS) applications for Orkney Business Ring clients. Over forty applications have been completed to date with a 95% success rate 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.