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New National Advisory Service launches for farmers and crofters

Scotland’s new Farm Advisory Service (FAS) launched today (20 September, 2016). The FAS forms part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP), which is co-funded by the EU and Scottish Government.

The £20m contract was awarded earlier this year to SAC Consulting (part of Scotland’s Rural College) and Ricardo Energy and Environment. It runs until the end of December 2020.

The new FAS website is now live ( along with a dedicated telephone advice line for farmers and crofters (0300 323 0161).

The service will expand over the coming weeks and months into a comprehensive delivery package of practical information and advice to farmers and crofters across Scotland. Read more... 


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