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The Rural Stewardship Scheme 2005

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The Rural Stewardship Scheme

A1 Appendices

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Photo: P&A Macdonald - SNH

Appendix 1: Contact Details

1. SEERAD Area Offices

Ayr
Russell House,
King Street
Ayr
KA8 0BE
Tel: 01292 610188

Benbecula
Balivanich
Isle of Benbecula
PA88 5LA
Tel: 01870 602346

Central Area Office
Strathearn House
Broxden Business Park
Lamberkine Drive
Perth
PH1 1RZ
Tel: 01738 602000

Dumfries
161 Brooms Road
Dumfries
DG1 3ES
Tel: 01387 255292

Elgin
32 Reidhaven Street
Elgin
IV30 1VE
Tel: 01343 547514

Galashiels
Cotgreen Road
Galashiels
TD1 3SG
Tel: 01896 758333

Hamilton
Cadzow Court
3 Wellhall Road
Hamilton
ML3 9BH

Tel: 01698 281166

Inverness
Longman House
28 Longman Road
Inverness
IV1 1SF
Tel: 01463 234141

Inverurie
Thainstone Court
By Inverurie
Aberdeenshire
AB51 5YA
Tel: 01467 626222

Kirkwall
Tankerness Lane
Kirkwall
Orkney
KW15 1AQ
Tel: 01856 875444

Lairg
Ord Croft
Lairg
Sutherland
IV27 4AZ
Tel: 01549 402167

Lerwick
Charlotte House
Commercial Road
Lerwick
Shetland
ZE1 0LX
Tel: 01595 695054

Oban
Cameron House
Albany Street
Oban
PA34 4AE
Tel: 01631 563071

Portree
Estates Office
Portree
Isle of Skye
IV51 9DH
Tel: 01478 612516

Stornoway
10 Keith Street
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
HS1 2QG
Tel: 01851 702392

Thurso
Strathbeg House
Clarence Street
Thurso
KW14 7JS
Tel: 01847 893104

2. SNH Main Area Offices

North Areas - Northern Isles
Ground Floor
Stewart Building
Alexandra Wharf
Lerwick
Shetland
ZE1 0LL
Tel: 01595 693345

East Areas - Tayside &
Clackmannanshire
Battleby
Redgorton
Perth
PH1 3EW
Tel: 01738 444177

North Areas - Western Isles
32 Francis Street
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
HS1 2ND
Tel: 01851 705258

East Areas - Forth & Borders
Laundry House
Dalkeith Country Park
Dalkeith
Midlothian
EH22 2NA
Tel: 0131 654 2466

North Areas - North Highland
Main Street
Golspie
Sutherland
KW10 6TG
Tel: 01408 633602

West Areas - Argyll & Stirling
The Beta Centre
Innovation Park
University of Stirling
Stirling
FK9 4NF
Tel: 01786 450362

North Areas - West Highland
The Governer's House
The Parade
Fort William
Inverness-shire
PH33 6BA
Tel: 01397 704716

West Areas Strathclyde & Ayrshire
Caspian House
Mariner Court
Clydebank Business Park
Clydebank
G81 2NR
Tel: 0141 951 4488

North Areas - East Highland
Fodderty Way
Dingwall Business Park
Dingwall
IV15 9XB
Tel: 01349 865333

West Areas - Dumfries & Galloway
Carmont House
The Crichton
Bankend Road
Dumfries
DG1 4ZF
Tel: 01387 247010

East Areas - Grampian
16/17 Rubislaw Terrace
Aberdeen
AB1 1XE
Tel: 01224 642863

3. National Monuments Record of Scotland

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

John Sinclair House
16 Bernard Terrace
Edinburgh
EH8 9NX
Tel: 0131 622 1456
Fax: 0131 622 1477

4. Historic Scotland

Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
EH9 1SH
Tel: 0131 668 8600

5. Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Erskine Court
The Castle Business Park
Stirling
FK9 4TR
Tel: 01786 457700

6. Forestry Commission

National Office for Scotland
231 Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh
EH12 7AR
Tel: 0131 334 0303


Appendix 2: Conditions Relating to the Aerial Application of Asulam for Bracken Treatment Under the Rural Stewardship Scheme

An obligation is placed upon anyone undertaking aerial application of pesticides to seek consents from SEPA, the Local Water Authority, SNH and the Local Authority Environmental Services.

Prior to aerial spraying, the applicant, or a person designated on the applicant's behalf, is required to:

  • Consult SEPA at least 72 hours prior to aerial spraying if the application is to be made within 250 metres of any water. It is the responsibility of SEPA to consult with the Local Water Authority on the applicant's behalf.
  • Consult SNH at least 72 hours prior to aerial spraying if the land to be treated lies within a designated conservation site or within 1500 metres of one.
  • Give notice of the intended aerial application to Local Authority Environmental Services not less than 24 hours and not more than 48 hours before the proposed application.
  • Give notice of the intended aerial application to local beekeepers and potentially affected schools, hospitals and other institutions.

SEPA have now produced a standard multi-agency application form that can be used to notify and seek consent from each statutory consultee. Applicants can obtain this form from the local SEPA office.

As soon as the Scheme participant has prepared the detailed BEP Management Plan, the standard multi-agency application form should be completed and submitted (with a copy of the BEP Management Plan scale map showing the area(s) to be treated) to SEPA and copies sent to SNH and the Local Authority Environmental Services. It is now SEPA's responsibility to consult with the Water Authority and it has been agreed that this will entail SEPA sending the local Water Authority office a copy of the completed multi-agency application form. In practice, it will usually be the contractor who submits the forms to these statutory consultees. The applicant, or person designated on the applicant's behalf, will need to allow the consultees at least 15 working days (21 calendar days) to consider and respond to the application for consent. In its letter of consent, SNH will indicate whether or not it is attaching a revised BEP Management Plan map; any revised map should be clearly marked as such, then certified and dated by the SNH officer responsible for its revision. Letters of consent, and the final version of the BEP Management Plan with SNH-approved map must be submitted to SEERAD with the properly completed claim for the first year's BEP management payment. Such a claim cannot be considered valid unless accompanied by the required documentation. Once these consents have been secured and submitted to SEERAD, the applicant (or contractor) then only requires to contact SEPA and the Local Authority Environmental Services orally no less than 24 hours before spraying operations are due to begin.


Appendix 3: Glossary of Terms

AAPS Eligible land

Land registered as eligible to receive payments under the Arable Area Payments Scheme.

Agriculture

Includes horticulture, fruit growing, seed growing, dairy farming, livestock breeding or keeping, the use of land as grazing land, meadowland, osier land, reed beds, market gardens and nursery grounds.

Arable land

(i) Land on which an arable crop is growing or has been planted;

or

(ii) Which is lying fallow as part of a normal crop rotation (including short-term leys);

or

(iii) Set-aside land and which has been land within the meaning of

(i) and (ii).

Breeding cow

A cow that forms part of a herd either used for rearing calves for meat production or used for milk production and has borne a calf.

Breeding Ewe

A female sheep that is at least one year old on the 1 st of January preceding the application for grant and which is kept in a breeding flock.

Force majeure

Abnormal or unforeseeable circumstances beyond your control, the consequences of which you could not avoid by reasonable action.

Improved grassland

Land used for grazing where over one third of the sward comprises, singly or in mixture, ryegrass, coxsfoot or timothy;

Or

Land that has been improved by management practices such as liming and top dressing where there is not a significant presence of sensitive plant species indicative of native unimproved grassland.

Inbye land

That part of the farm not comprising the hill and rough grazings, the bulk of which is used for arable and grassland production.

Moorland

Land with predominantly semi-natural upland vegetation or comprising predominantly rock outcrops and semi-natural upland vegetation used primarily for rough grazing.

Over-grazing

Grazing land with livestock in such numbers as adversely to affect the growth, quality or species composition of vegetation (other than vegetation normally grazed to destruction) on that land to a significant degree.

Pesticides

Herbicides, insecticides or fungicides.

Poaching

The trampling or treading of the ground surface by livestock resulting in permanent damage to the vegetation.

Rough grazings

Land containing semi-natural vegetation including heathland, heather moorland, bog and rough grassland used or suitable for use as grazing.

Unimproved grassland

Inbye land used for grazing or mowing which is not normally treated with mineral fertiliser or lime and does not constitute either improved grassland or rough grazing.