Within business movements (ScotMoves)

ScotMoves+ From the 4th of October, 2021, passport issuing, handling & management transfer to ScotEID from the British Cattle Movement Service(BCMS). More information can be found in the covering letter and Q&A linked below:

Covering Letter

Keeper switch over Q & A


If you are an existing ScotMoves user you have already been registered for ScotMoves+. If you are not an existing ScotMoves user and you keep cattle you should have received a letter with a registrion code. To register please click on Keeper details and enter the registration code and CPH number.

ScotMoves will allow you to move cattle within your business without reporting the movements to the Cattle Tracing System (CTS). The ScotMoves system will replace the CTS linked holding system. The ScotMoves system does not require any additional information to be recorded other than those moves you are already recording in your holding register. The only difference is where you are recording the information.

The ScotMoves system is being operated by ScotEID on behalf of Scottish Government and will be beneficial to both cattle keepers and government in terms of disease control and public health.

To register to use the system you should contact the ScotEID help desk. You can update or amend the registration at any point.

The use of ScotMoves is not mandatory. If you do not wish to use the ScotMoves system the alternatives are:

  • You can report all moves through CTS; or
  • You can, where possible, amalgamate all land you use on a permanent or long term basis that is within the 5 mile CPH rules.

ScotMoves Resources:

Further Information