About us

Scotland’s Farm Advisory Service

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.

Grant support, a full programme of events, a subscription service for crofts and small farms, and a range of articles and publications form the core of this service which is designed to provide integrated advice for farmers and crofters across Scotland.

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 on behalf of the Scottish Government under contract arrangements.

Annual Reports 2017/18

SAC Management Report Annual Report 2017-18

Riccardo FAS annual report April 2017 to April 2018

Annual Reports 2016/17

SAC Management Report Annual Report 2016-17

Riccardo FAS annual report April2016 to April 2017

Business plan for 2017/18

FAS Business Plan 2017-18 web version (1) one-to-many (SAC Consulting)

2017 SFAS Business Plan Final Web Version v1 one-to-one (Ricardo Energy & Environment)

Business plan for 2018/19

Business Plan 2018-19 one-to-many (SAC Consulting)

Business Plan 2018/19 one-to-one (Ricardo Energy & Environment)


Privacy Policy

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