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Scotland’s Farm Advisory Service

The Farm Advisory Service (FAS) is funded by the EU and Scottish Government to help farmers and crofters to increase the profitability and sustainability of their businesses.


How we can help you?

News, events and publications

On this site you will find details of events, news, publications and downloads on a range of topics. 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 and annual publications; have a look in downloads and publications sections find out more.

Advice line

For free telephone advice on a wide variety of topics including cross compliance, water framework directive requirements, climate change and other technical issues call us on 0300 323 0161. The advice line operates between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Bespoke Advice and Grants

FAS can help you to increase the profitability and sustainability of your farming business through Scottish Government grants including Integrated Land Management Plans (ILMPs) – worth up to £1,200. The ILMP will identify opportunities and cost savings for your business, based on an independent and confidential assessment of your business by an experienced farm business adviser of your choosing. As part of your plan you can choose to benefit from up to 2 further specialist advice plans.

Farming & Water ScotlandFor information and contacts to help you reduce diffuse pollution risks from your farm and benefit the farm business, visit Farming and Water Scotland a part of the The Scottish Farm Advisory Service.  Click on the logo to the right to find out more.  

We are working with farmers to find practical ways to move towards a more profitable, low carbon future, adapt to a changing climate and secure farm viability for future generations with the project, Farming for a Better Climate.  Click on the logo to the right to find out more.  


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

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