Scotland’s Farm Advisory Service

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Scotland’s Farm Advisory Service (FAS) is part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) which is co-funded by the EU and Scottish Government, providing information and resources aimed at increasing the profitability and sustainability of farms and crofts.

How to use this site

On this site you will find events, news, publications and downloads on a range of topics to support farmers from all parts of Scotland. Events are run across the country but don't worry if you see an event and couldn't make it, once that event is over we'll post an event summary on the news section of the site so you can see the materials and ideas that were shared.  We also have a range of monthly monthly and annual publications; have a look in downloads and publications sections find out more.

Advice line

For general enquiries or for more information about the service, phone the advice line on 0300 323 0161, or explore this website in more detail.

The advice line operates between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, covering a wide variety of topics including cross compliance, water framework directive requirements, climate change and other technical issues.

The Farm Advisory Service is being delivered by SAC Consulting (part of Scotland’s Rural College) and Ricardo Energy and Environment.