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.
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
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.
Application evaluation process
Animal Health is delivered on a joint basis with Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire
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:
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
How to apply
Please contact Animal Health based in Stirling Council.
Failed application and licence holder redress
Please contact Animal Health based in Stirling Council in the first instance.
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
Citizens Advice Bureau.
But if you do not live in the UK, you’ll need to contact the
UK European Consumer Centre.
For example; complaints about noise, pollution, etc should be directed to the Environmental