Scots launch snow damage survey

The Scottish government has launched a farm survey to assess the damage caused by snow and ice.

The Scottish survey findings will form the basis of a plan to help those who have been affected and a working group, made up of industry bodies including NFU Scotland, technical experts and insurers, has been set up to carry out the plan.

NFU Scotland chief executive, James Withers said:

“A significant number of farm and horticultural buildings were brought down or substantially damaged by the sheer volume of snow that fell during late December and early January.

“Information gleaned from this survey will help inform the working group and we would urge all farmers with buildings damaged as a result of the recent snow to complete the survey in the next week.”

For copies of the snow damage survey visit Scottish Government and NFU Scotland.

Hard copy versions can be obtained from local Scottish Government area offices, NFU Scotland group secretaries and NFUS regional managers. These copies should be returned to local Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate area office offices by Monday 25 January.

Initial findings will be prepared by Thursday 28 January.