Weather slows building

BAD weather is hitting some subsidy-supported capital projects, NFU Scotland has been told.

Farmers who gained Rural Priorities support to carry out major works during 2012 are concerned they might not be able to finish the projects before the end of February, the deadline for claiming payment.

The union is advising farmers to still aim to send invoices in to their local Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate (RPID) office before February 28. But president Nigel Miller added: “We urge those unable to fit with that timetable to contact RPID area offices now with evidence of delay and to discuss implications for their award.”