Climate change and hill farmers are the main focus of funding commitments announced in the new Scottish budget.

The support for hill and upland farmers has been welcomed after a long running European saga that forced cuts to the Less Favoured Areas Scheme because Scotland had not re-designated land as Areas of Natural Constraint.

Outside of the European Union, the Government is able to reinstate funding to the 2018 level of £65m.

There is also a £40m Agriculture Transformation Fund that will use money to support schemes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and £34.2m for the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) that pays farmers for putting aside areas of land for nature.

Tree planting and peatland restoration are also going to receive increased funding to help the Government hit climate change targets