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Avian Housing Restrictions to Lift at Midnight

Housing restrictions for poultry that were introduced in mid-December due to the threat of Avian Influenza (AI) will be lifted from midnight tonight (31 March).



NFU Scotland Appoints Fiona Forrest-Anderson Remuneration Committee Chair

The remuneration committee provides guidance and advice to the Union’s top team on the principal issues affecting its staff body. Primarily, how best to recruit, retain and reward its high-quality staff to ensure that NFU Scotland remains the leading agricultural lobbying and policy organisation in Scotland.



Farmers and Crofters Call on Dog Owners to Take #walkieswithoutworries

As the nation prepares for Covid-19 restrictions easing and the Scottish countryside opening up this Easter, NFU Scotland has launched its #walkieswithoutworries social media campaign to encourage responsible dog walking.



Union Submits Response to UK Government Consultation on Access to Land

NFU Scotland has responded to the UK Government’s consultation considering reforms to the Electronic Communications Code (ECC) regarding access to land and lease agreements.



Union Welcomes Scottish Parliament Passing Protection of Livestock Bill

NFU Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Parliament’s decision to pass the landmark Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Bill and congratulates Emma Harper MSP for her valuable work over four years in driving through this hugely important piece of legislation.



Changes to Agricultural Wages Order to Come into Effect

With changes to the Wages Order coming in on the 1 April, NFU Scotland is encouraging its members who will be affected to read over the new Order and direct any questions they have to the Union.



Changes to Permitted Development Rights from 1 April

From the 1st of April 2021, the Scottish Government will increase the scale of agricultural buildings that can be erected or extended under Permitted Development Rights (PDR).



NFU Scotland Welcome for Just Transition Commission Report

NFU Scotland has welcomed the publication today (23 March) of the final Just Transition Commission Report which recognises that a managed transition to a net zero emissions target is essential for Scottish agriculture.



NFU Scotland Survey Results Confirm the Digital Divide Continues to Grow

NFU Scotland asked its members to take part in its inaugural connectivity survey to get a clearer idea of mobile and broadband connectivity issues currently affecting Scotland’s farmers and crofters.



Proposed Changes to Slurry and Silage Controls See Farmers and Crofters Tune in in Numbers

120 of Scotland’s farmers and crofters from across the country tuned into an NFU Scotland led webinar last night (17 March), to learn more about the proposed changes linked to the storage and application of silage, slurry, and anaerobic digestate currently being consulted upon by the Scottish Government.


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