FARMERS managing nature conservation sites on their land can access a new online guide to funding sources.
Farming, SSSIs and Natural Sites describes what farmers have to do in the protected areas and covers where to get grants for conservation management.
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has produced the guide in collaboration with NFU Scotland for farmers in Scotland who own, tenant or manage land that is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI), special protection area (SPA) or special area of conservation (SAC).
SNH’s advice manager, Stewart Pritchard, said: “Many farmers are keenly involved and take pride in managing important nature conservation sites. It is important that they have access to the right information. That is what this guide is there for.”
The guide is available on the SNH and NFU Scotland websites.