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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

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 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.

For more information on events and to see what other farmers have done - Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter - @FarmWaterScot . 

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