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The Agricultural Business Development Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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3.  Subject to the provisions of these Regulations, the Scottish Ministers may in accordance with the Community legislation make payments of financial assistance under the scheme where they are satisfied that the payments will help to achieve one or more of the following objectives–

(a)re structuring of an eligible business or re-orientation of its agricultural production;

(b)diversification of farm incomes by creating new or improving existing agricultural activities;

(c)diversification outwith agricultural activities to provide alternative sources of income; or

(d)improvement of co-operation and collaboration by encouraging collaborative ventures.

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