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S5W-21505: Maurice Golden (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 6 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many, (b) at what location and (c) on what dates stakeholder events were held in 2018 to support farmers meet the requirements of the ban on incineration of farm plastic waste.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 27 February 2019

In 2018, SEPA officials attended 26 agriculture-focused events to provide advice on a range of issues related to environment and farming. While these events were not generally focused on farm plastics specifically, SEPA officials were available to provide support and information on a range of issues facing the sector.

Date

Event

  

30 May

NSA ScotSheep, Ballantrae

21-24 June  

Royal Highland Show

5 July

Cereals in Practice, Oldmeldrum

7 July

Doune and Dunblane

7 July

Fettercairn Show

14 July

Kirriemuir Show

17 July

Farm Advisory Service (FAS) Event: Managing water on
your farm: dealing with drainage – Arran

18 July

EcoAgri Tech, Huntly

19 July

FAS Event: Priority catchment awareness meeting –
Lothian Priority Catchments

27 & 28 July

Border Union Show, Kelso

1 August

FAS Event: The River & the Willows – Green Engineering
(Tomintoul)

1 & 2 August

Black Isle Show

8 August

Cunningsburgh, Shetland

9 August

Potatoes in Practice, Dundee

11 August

Sunart Show

25 August

Lochaber Show

1 September

FAS event: Turriff Small Holder Discussion Group:
Soils Meeting

26 September

Tillage Live, Dunbar

17 October

FAS event: Priority Catchment Awareness Meeting,
East Lothian Coastal, Tyne & Esk

28 October

Scottish Smallholders Festival, Forfar

7 November

FAS event: Ythan Priority Catchment event - Tarves

14 November

FAS event: Managing Diffuse Pollution in a Priority
Catchment Area – Kettleholm

20 November

FAS event: Dubs, drinkers & ditchwater - Fyvie

21 November

Agriscot

24 November

LiveScot

26 & 27 November

Aberdeen Christmas Classic