However, the claims must still be submitted by 31st March with proof of purchase.
Stewart Johnston of Galbraith in Aberdeen said:
Farmers and Crofters must ensure they submit their claims along with supporting documents by 31 March 2021 even if they have not been able to buy all the approved items yet.
The good news is that the department recognises that due to supply issues with certain pieces of equipment, these might be delayed. There is a good degree of flexibility – items received up until 30 September 2021 are included in the scheme, but to take advantage of this farmers and crofters still need to submit their claim form to their local SGRPID office by 31 March 2021.
Claims must include invoices and proof of payment for the items purchased. For items not yet purchased, a copy of the order and an estimated date of delivery from the supplier must be included.
Anyone who does not send in their claim by 31 March will no longer be eligible for support.
Galbraith manages or advises on over 3.5 million acres of farm, forestry, and estate land in Scotland and northern England, in addition to land and farms agency.