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Rainwater Harvesting – Making the most of Scotland’s bumper crop (Video)


Rainwater is something we aren’t short of Scotland and in this video, we visit two sites where rainwater harvesting systems have allowed the businesses to make considerable savings.

First, we hear from Kenny Wilson, Market Foreman at Lanark Auction Mart where the extensive roof area allows the business to collect and use rainwater to wash down the livestock pens several times each week without the need for mains water. We then visit West Cambusdrennie where crop farmer, David Bryce, has been collecting rainwater since 2008.  He uses the water to fill his crop sprayer and explains how the tank had paid for itself within 2-3 years. Mains water has only been needed in two summers since the system was installed, so David has made significant financial savings from his investment.

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