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Scotland's Diffuse Pollution Priority Catchments

As part of Scotland’s targeted approach to reduce pollution risk, work is underway in a number of ‘priority catchments’. The priority catchments contain some of Scotland’s most important waters for conservation, drinking water, bathing, and fishing, but they are also at heightened risk from diffuse pollution pressures which will lead to poor water quality.

We have a series of videos outlining what to expect from a Priority Catchment Inspection.  You can watch them all here.

To find out if you are farming in a Diffuse Pollution Priority Catchment and for more information about how you can prevent diffuse pollution from your farm, visit Farming & Water Scotland.

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