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The Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2001

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Rates of basic payment of less favoured area support

8.—(1) The basic payment of less favoured area support for eligible land is paid at the rates set out in Schedule 1 per hectare of eligible land for Moorland, Northern Upland and Southern Upland holdings.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1), the Scottish Ministers must classify a holding which has eligible land within one or more of the following three categories–

(a)Moorland;

(b)Northern Upland; or

(c)Southern Upland,

(3) For the purposes of this regulation–

(a)“Moorland” means a holding with poor grazings, a short grazing season and a low stocking density due to poor or insufficient arable land;

(b)“Northern Upland” means a holding situated within the Highlands and Islands area which is not classified as Moorland; and

(c)“Southern Upland” means a holding situated outwith the Highlands and Islands area which is not classified as Moorland.

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