Following an internal consultation, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has confirmed it will progress with the new model of disease surveillance announced in August. This will see post-mortem rooms in Ayr and Perth end in January 2020 and Veterinary Surveillance Hubs replacing Disease Surveillance Centres.

Diagnostic facilities in Aberdeen and Thurso will close at the end of February, while those in Dumfries will remain open until May. Post-mortem rooms in Thurso, Aberdeen, St Boswells and Dumfries will continue to be operational.