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News Archive November 2015

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25 November 15 - ScotGov Must Address Gold-Plated Greening

NFU Scotland has seized the initiative on making necessary changes to gold-plated greening rules in Scotland following the Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead’s offer of revisiting existing arrangements.

25 November 15 - Landlords and Tenants to “Follow the Codes”

Industry leaders are calling on all landlords and tenants to adhere to new guidance being issued jointly by NFUS, SLE and STFA.
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24 November 15 - Spraying Changes Coming Into Force

Scottish farmers and crofters are being reminded that from Thursday (26 November) significant changes to who can purchase and use pesticides will come into force.

24 November 15 - Union Urges Members to Take Up Free Fire Checks

All those who live in Scotland’s countryside are being urged by NFU Scotland to take up the offer of a free home fire safety check this winter.
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23 November 15 - NFU Scotland Calls for Clarity on Cattle Move Definition

NFU Scotland is contacting abattoirs and processors this week to gain clarity on how “maximum moves rules” are to be applied to cattle.

18 November 15 - Payment Scheme Let Down for Scottish Farmers

Scotland’s farmers face a payment run lottery after the Scottish Government finally announced its plans for delivering CAP support.

18 November 15 - Community Hydro Project Opens its Doors

An innovative community hydro energy project on Edinburgh’s doorstep is opening its doors as part of Scotland’s leading farm renewables programme.

10 November 15 - Union Calls on Parliamentary Committee to Annul New Nitrate Designation in Dumfries and Galloway

NFU Scotland has written to the lead committee in the Scottish Parliament urging them to support the withdrawal of plans to introduce a new Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) in Dumfries and Galloway.

03 November 15 - Let’s Have a Lantern-Free Bonfire Night!

Scotland’s farmers have called on the Scottish public to have a happy – but lantern-free – bonfire night this week.

03 November 15 - Renewable Project’s Third Visit to Anaerobic Plant

Newton Stewart dairy farmer Ian Service will open his doors to farmers and the renewables community for the third – and final – time next week (Thursday, 12 November).

02 November 15 - Single Point of Contact Now Live for Agricultural Abnormal Load Applications

Farmers in Scotland who operate with abnormal or wide loads will now be able to use a new dedicated single point of contact.
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02 November 15 - NFUS Vice President Election Open for Applications

Nominations are now being sought for one of the two Vice Presidential positions at NFU Scotland.

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