Scotland

ScotlandGeneral information

Name of region Scotland
Global Environmental Zone(s) (Metzger) J. Cool temperate and moist/G. Cold and mesic/E. Cold and wet
Population density (persons per km2)  
Contact (general) Daniel Sanders
Contact (ag. scenarios)  
Location (NUTS code) UKM
Dominant regional farming system(s)
(SEAMLESS nomenclature)
Sheep and goats farms
The three most important
farming systems in region

(SEAMLESS nomenclature)
  • dairy cattle-permanent grass
  • beef and mixed cattle-permanent grass
  • mixed farms
Main crop species  
Main livestock species  

Regional development goal in rural spatial planning

Specific issues the region deals with/will deal with

Low temperatures, high rainfall, hills and mountains.

Regional challenges with regard to climate change

Land use change to new farming systems and new crops that have become viable

Proposed solutions to overcome the challenges

Contribution to answering the focus question

The model allows a number of variables to be adjusted. water savings, breeding, bioenergy, imports, protected areas, setaside for biodiversity. But not population control.

Important adaptation measures that are or will be considered in the study

Water management  
Irrigation  
Drainage  
Species/varietal choice  
Plant breeding  
Changed planting/sowing days is important to this region AND is/will be included in the modelling exercise.
Crop rotations is important to this region AND is/will be included in the modelling exercise.
Alternative tillage methods  
Pest/weed management  
Housing of livestock  
Land consolidation  
Management of feeding and reproduction of livestock is important to this region AND is/will be included in the modelling exercise.
Structure and scale of production adjustment  
Crop insurance  
Exit from agriculture  
Climate alertness  
Political regulations at various administrative levels  
Others  
   

Models, stakeholders, advancement of knowledge

Models used in the study
Socio-economyCropsGrasslandLivestock
CLIMSAVENo input is needed but could use input from other models to assess effect on output. CLIMSAVEHave own crop models but as above could make use of others. In particular we have alternative UK crop models of our own which could be used. CLIMSAVEHave own grass models but as above could make use of others. In particular we have an alternative UK grass model of our own which could be used. CLIMSAVE.The model only calculates the profitability of livestock and for dairy cows the number supported by the given area. The underlying model uses the DMIntake, energy and protein requirement to determine the forage and concentrates required.
How are results of of crop and livestock models assimilated in socio-economic models?How is technological progress in arable agriculture taken into account?How is technological progress in livestock farming taken into account?
     

Participating stakeholders

Agro-business or agro-food chainAdministrative bodies or regional or national governments
CLIMSAVE stakeholders CLIMSAVE stakeholders
Approaches for involving stakeholders
 

Improvement of the modelling capability by involving stakeholders

How did the modelling capability improve by involving stakeholders?Effect of the involvement of stakeholders on the questions asked, on the assessment, or on the solutions suggested
   
Points that researchers learned from stakeholdersPoints that stakeholders learned from researchers
   

Further information

Go to www.climsave.eu and select Scotland. Although Scotland is a specific case study at 5km resolution, the same model is also applied across the EU at 10' and so any region can be studied. Results are already also reported at NUTS2 level.

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