To improve, stabilize and enhance the productivity of lands in the Scotland District, by devising and implementing appropriate systems of land management.
- To reduce the incidence of landslides in the Scotland District.
- To control soil erosion in the Scotland District.
- To rehabilitate degraded and unproductive lands in the Scotland District.
- To reduce infrastructural damage in the Scotland District.
The Soil Conservation Unit was established in 1957 to address land conservation and stability problems occurring in Barbados’ Scotland District.
The Scotland District is a pan-shaped area of land situated in the north-east of the island. It comprises approximately 6,100 hectares (15000 acres) or 1/7 of Barbados’ total land area.
The Scotland District covers the entire parish of St. Andrew, the greater part of St. Joseph, and parts of St. John, St. Thomas and St. Peter. The inland boundary is defined by Hackleton's Cliff, a coral escarpment that forms an arc of about 24 km (15 miles) long from Pico Teneriffe (St. Peter) in the north down to Consett Bay (St. John) in the south. The District is bounded by the sea to the east.
The Soil Conservation Unit comprises five (5) main sections:
- Engineering (Field Engineering, Hydro-meteorology, Workshop)
- Agronomy (Fruit_Tree_Propagation, Plant Sales, Fruit Sales, Maintenance, Fruit Tree Museum and Germplasm)
- Forestry (Forestation_Program, Establishment of Ground Cover, Forestry Tree Propagation, Plant Sales)
- Ranger Service (Stray Livestock Capture Program)
- General Management (Personnel Administration, Accounts, Storeroom)
- Educational Institutions
- Non Profit Organizations
- General Public
Office: Mondays to Fridays: 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding public holidays)
Sale of plants and other services offered to the public:
Mondays to Fridays:
9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (excluding public holidays)