The Farming and Water Scotland initiative helps farmers and land managers keep on the right side of the diffuse pollution regulations, reduce diffuse pollution risks and benefit the farm business through practical ideas and suggestions seen on farms across Scotland, via our Farming and Water Scotland website, Facebook and Twitter social media accounts.
From ideas about how to minimise rainwater water taking up valuable space in your slurry tower, to ways to protect watercourses from livestock poaching, there are lots of ideas and resources on the Farming and Water Scotland pages.
Amendments to the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 came into force in January 2022. The changes brought together existing regulations and updated rules around how we manage and store silage and slurry, with the aim of protecting the environment and helping to make better use of nutrients produced on farm.
We have updated our ‘Know the Rules’ guides to reflect these changes. Take a look at our new guides on the Know the Rules page. You can read the full statement from the Scottish Government and access the amendments here. We will also highlight some of the changes via our social media pages – find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @FarmWaterScot
Since summer 2016, Farming and Water Scotland have been at a range of agricultural shows and events across Scotland. With knowledgeable SAC Consultants and specialists, plus informed and experienced SEPA Catchment Coordinators on hand, the Farming and Water Scotland tent is great opportunity to hear about the range of practical solutions put in place by farmers and land managers across Scotland. Often small changes to reduce diffuse pollution risk can give real benefit for the farm business, keeping on the right side of the regulations, whilst protecting and enhancing watercourses across the farm.