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NSA Scotland, the Scottish Region of the National Sheep Association


Predator control is an important part of conservation and wildlife management. It has been increasingly evident that the occurrence of predator attacks have been on the increase.

NSA Scotland have created a survey to compile evidence in order to present to Government and other key stakeholder organisations in order to support sheep farmers and crofters further and enable change to facilitate sustainable sheep farming in Scotland.

To read more and find the link to the survey please have a look at our latest news section below.

Scot Gov: New powers over CAP - Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill

Legislation which allows the Common Agricultural Policy to be simplified and improved post-Brexit has passed Stage 1, following a debate in the Scottish Parliament.

The Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill creates powers to enable Scottish Ministers to ensure CAP schemes can continue beyond this year and also modify retained EU Law in relation to the Common Agricultural Policy.

To read more, have a look at our Latest News section below.

Scottish Government issues statement on access rights during COVID-19

A statement by Scottish Ministers has been released today, 09 April 2020, on what exercising rights of access responsibly under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 means during the COVID-19 emergency.

To read more please see our Latest News section below.

Scottish Government Issues Guidance for Stakeholders on the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

Guidance has been issued for central and local government and public bodies in Scotland on key measures contained within the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020.

This may be particularly relevant to NSA Scotland members on the factors surrounding muirburn.

To read more see the latest news section below.


During the current Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, farmers, as key workers, are advised to carry a document stating why they are travelling in case of being stopped and questioned by the emergency services. 

NSA Scotland members are also recommended to carry their NSA membership card with them.

Please follow the link to download a template letter for you to carry.


Colin MacGregor, (left), Lochearnhead, is presented with the NSA's Silver Salver by NFU Scotland president Andrew McCornick


National Sheep Association (NSA) Scotland committee are currently seeking nominations for the 2020 recipient of one of the sheep industry’s most prestigious accolades – The Silver Salver. This award is presented annually at ScotSheep or HighlandSheep events to an individual or organisation for outstanding contribution to the sheep industry.

Jen Craig (NSA Scotland Chairman) comments: “This award demonstrates the appreciation NSA Scotland has for its hard-working members and the exceptional people who make up our sheep farming sector.  This is a small step towards thanking those who have had lifetime commitments to further advance the Scottish sheep industry who may not have had the recognition they deserve.”

For further information please see our Latest News section below.