Date lodged: 23 January 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the financial cost of sheep worrying to farmers in North Ayrshire.
Answered by: Mairi Gougeon 30 January 2019
The Scottish Government has commissioned research into the incidence, impact and potential mitigation of sheep harassment by both dogs and wildlife in Scotland. While this will not focus solely on North Ayrshire, information and recommendations arising from the research should be useful to sheep farmers in the area.