Within business moves guidance

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 registration code. To register please click on Keeper details and enter the registration code and CPH number.

ScotMoves allows you to move cattle within your business without the need to record the movement on the passport. Your additional holding(s) must be renewed annually. Movements of cattle between additional holding must be recorded on the ScotMoves system unless you have an exemption in place for the holdings involved.

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. 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