River Don Priority Catchment Walk – Event summary

14 March 2018

The River Don Priority Catchment meeting was a farm walk carried out at SRUC’s Tulloch Farm at Craibstone, near Aberdeen.

Pete Wright, SEPA catchment co-ordinator, provided an update on the programme of catchment walks, the issues they were finding and the solutions that farmers were using. A group of farmers standing with their backs to a cattle shed in a farm yard.

During the course of the farm walk, spreading on steep ground, erosion at waterings and crossing points, and the effective management of buffer strips were the main issues that were discussed.

At the end of the farm walk, the Farming & Water Scotland team demonstrated examples of alternatve watering systems such as solar pumps and hydraulic rams.Farming & Water Scotland Logo

For more information on ways to reduce rural diffuse pollution from your farm, or to read about Scotland’s Diffuse Pollution Priority Catchments, please visit the Farming & Water Scotland webpage.  ‘Know The Rules’ leaflets were available on the day, these can be downloaded from the Farming & Water Scotland website.

You can use the links below to download the handouts available to take away on the day and related information.

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