Scotland’s Rural College ran a six-week consultation from 1 June to 10 July 2015 around proposals for changes to the network of Veterinary Disease Surveillance Centres (DSCs) it runs in Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government.
Farmers, vets and other stakeholders throughout Scotland have voiced their opinion on the proposals. Staff of SRUC and its division SAC Consulting are also involved in the process.
Veterinary Surveillance Update - May 2016
On 23 July 2015, SRUC met with the Scottish Government and the independent Strategic Management Board set up in the wake of the Kinnaird Review of Veterinary Surveillance to discuss the consultation. The next steps include providing the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment with an evaluation of the options together with the views of the Strategic Management Board. Final decisions are dependent on the outcome of these discussions and will be made public in due course.
Cabinet Secretary's Response to RACCE Committee - 22 October 2015
RACCE Committee Request for Information to Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead MSP - 4 September 2015
SRUC met with the Scottish Parliament's Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee on 2 September 2015. Following this meeting, SRUC has submitted further information to the Committee which is available:
SRUC RACCE Committee Correspondence - 29 September 2015
A summary report about the consultation and those responses for which SRUC has permission to make public are available:
Veterinary Disease Surveillance Summary Report - 4 August 2015
Veterinary Disease Surveillance Consultation Responses
For further information on the proposals download the Veterinary Disease Surveillance Consultation Document and Q&A.
SRUC Veterinary Disease Surveillance Consultation Document June 2015
SRUC Veterinary Disease Surveillance Q&A June 2015