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The Scottish Government have announced that amendments made to the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 will come into force from 1 January 2022.

Amendments include improving controls on the storage of slurries and digestate to reduce leakage, as well as more targeted spreading to maximise the nutrient benefits of these manures whilst reducing the emissions associated with them.

You can read the full statement from the Scottish Government and access the amendments here.

Know The Rules

Managing Water on Farm

Soil and Nutrients

Diffuse Pollution

Livestock and Arable

Funding and Resources

Since summer 2016, Farming and Water Scotland have been attending agricultural shows and events across Scotland, hearing from farmers and land managers about what they have done to reduce diffuse pollution risks and benefit the farm business, and sharing these ideas and solutions with others.  We hope to be back at key events once Covid-19 restrictions allow.  With knowledgeable SAC Consultants and specialists, plus informed and experienced SEPA Catchment Coordinators on hand, attending events give a great opportunity to hear about the range of practical solutions put in place by farmers and land managers across Scotland, and for us to share these tips and ideas about how others can (and have) found real benefit for the farm business through actions to reduce diffuse pollution risks, keeping on the right side of the regulations and protect and enhance farm water quality.

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Farming and Water Scotland is a partnership program funded by Scottish Government and delivered by SAC Consulting with support from SEPA and Scotland’s Farm Advisory Service (FAS) to help farmers and land managers reduce diffuse pollution risks and benefit the farm business.