Licence summary

Keepers of pigs are required to register holdings where pigs are kept and must maintain records of all pig movements.

When pigs are moved a self declaration movement document or a licence issued by the local authority or Divisional Veterinary Manager must accompany the animals on their journey. Where a self declaration movement document is used a copy must be forwarded to the local authority within 3 days. The local authority will in turn notify the Scottish Animal Movement Unit (SAMU) of the details of the movement.

Eligibility criteria

In the event of disease outbreak, the precise location of all livestock is essential for effective measure to control and eradicate highly contagious diseases.

Self declaration movement documents are therefore used to record the details of a movement in instances where keepers move pigs from a farm. The type of declaration to be used (Schedule 2, Schedule 3, or Schedule 4) will depend on the purposes for which the pigs are being moved and the destination to which the pigs are being moved to.

Schedule 2: Movement of pigs from a farm form of declaration

Schedule 3: Movement of pigs from a farm for breeding, exhibition, artificial insemination, or veterinary treatment form of declaration

Schedule 4: Movement of pigs on return to farm after movement from farm for breeding purposes form of declaration

Keepers need to be aware of the requirements being placed upon them when using self declaration movement documents and understand that movements are made under the authority of and in accordance with the conditions of licence issued by Scottish Ministers under the Disease Control (Interim Measures) (Scotland) Order 2002.

No fees are payable. This is simply a notification process with the requirement being to forward a copy of the relevant self declaration to the local authority within 3 days.

Regulation summary

Application evaluation process

Animal Health is delivered on a joint basis with Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Councils.

Animal Health will process notifications as quickly as possible. A copy of each self declaration movement document that is received will be forwarded on to the Scottish Animal Movement Unit and to another local authority if required.

Animal Health based in Stirling Council can be contacted on:

Animal Health
Stirling Council
Municipal Buildings
Stirling
FK8 2HU
08452 777 000 or 01786 443322

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This is only a notification process so this means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

If you have any queries regarding the self declaration and notification process in relation to pig movements please contact Animal Health based in Stirling Council.

How to apply

Please contact Animal Health based in Stirling Council.

Animal Health
Stirling Council
Municipal Buildings
Stirling
FK8 2HU
08452 777 000 or 01786 443322

Failed application and licence holder redress

Please contact Animal Health based in Stirling Council in the first instance.

Animal Health
Stirling Council
Municipal Buildings
Stirling
FK8 2HU
08452 777 000 or 01786 443322

Consumer complaint

If you have a complaint, please contact the trader first, preferably in writing. If you do this by letter, make sure you get proof of delivery.

If you've done this and feel your complaint still hasn’t been resolved, contact the Citizens Advice Bureau.

But if you do not live in the UK, you’ll need to contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other redress

For example; complaints about noise, pollution, etc should be directed to the Environmental Protection Unit.

Environmental Protection Unit
Abbotsford House
Davids Loan
Falkirk
FK2 7YZ
01324 505982