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Pesticides Disposal Scheme – deadline for new requests this Friday

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The phone line for the Scottish Pesticides Disposal Scheme, giving people the opportunity to dispose of certain banned pesticides safely and confidentially, will close this Friday 29th May at 4.30pm. This deadline is only for new calls, and all legitimate requests previously made, or received by phone or voicemail before the deadline, will still be fulfilled. However, due to high demand, it may take several weeks for the remaining collections to be arranged and carried out.

Dr Aileen McLeod, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform said:

“There has been a lot of interest in this pesticides disposal scheme, which has helped to remove a large quantity of dangerous poisons from Scotland’s environment over the last few months. Those who have already made a request through the scheme do not need to phone the operator again, as any outstanding collections will be carried out in the coming weeks. I would urge anyone else who has these banned poisons in their possession, for whatever reason, to phone the scheme operator on 0131 472 4187 without delay and arrange to have them safely disposed of.”

Full details of pesticides accepted through the scheme are available on the PAW Scotland website at

Open Prestentation on the Skye and Lochalsh Micro Abattoir Project

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The skye and Lochalsh Meat Supply Group is to hold an open presentation on Tues 2nd June 2015 at 7 pm at Tigh na Sgire, Council Offices, Portree.

Producers, businesses and consumers who are interested in the sustainable development of the local meat supply chain and infrastructure are invited to attend.

The presentation will include information on the design, siting, business operational structure and funding options for taking the project to the build phase in 2016.