Thousands of land parcel boundaries could move due to a Scottish Government review aimed at improving mapping accuracy. The Government is inspecting 350,000 land parcels and estimates that no more than 3% will result in a boundary change.

The process will involve 46 full-time staff members across Scotland. The news comes just weeks before Single Application Forms are sent out. Farms found to have underestimated the amount of ineligible land could have reduced payments, or even penalties. If any errors in farm maps are found, penalties can be back-dated to 2015.