We employ a network of local trainers and course directors, many of whom are crofters & smallholders themselves. Delivering a new range of training opportunities, throughout Highlands and Islands Crofting communities, that suits your needs without having to go too far from the croft or smallholding!
Scroll down to find out about Access to Crofting Toolkit Courses, Bitesize Skills Courses & Township Development Training…
ACCESS TO CROFTING TOOLKIT COURSES
A classroom-based introduction to Scottish agriculture directly related to crofters and smallholders. Peer to peer support and a face to face training weekend with industry experts to give you a step up to starting out in crofting, taking on a croft or just to update your knowledge.
Inverness (Craigmonie Hotel): Sat 1st & Sun 2nd October 2016 FULLY BOOKED
Lewis (UOG Business Centre, South Galson): Fri 4th & Sat 5th November 2016 FULLY BOOKED
Skye (West Highland College, Portree): Fri 3rd & Sat 4th February 2017 SPACES STILL AVAILABLE
Argyll (Kilmartin Museum): Sat 25th & Sun 26th February 2017 SPACES STILL AVAILABLE
Moray (Knockando Woolmill): Sat 18th & Sun 19th March 2017 SPACES STILL AVAILABLE
Cost: £70 per person (limited fully-funded places are available for under 25s, sponsored by the MacRobert Trust)
BITESIZE SKILLS COURSES
A hands-on range of one day bite-sized skills courses for the croft from fencing to fleece across the Highlands and Islands: animal husbandry and handling, boundary maintenance, croft land management, cropping and horticulture and much more.
Intro to Drystone Walling & Drystone Skills: Fri 28th & Sat 29th October 2016
UOG Business Centre, South Galson
Cost: £80 per person (for 2 day course)
Introduction to Lambing: Tues 28th February 2017 from 4pm
Rhona Campbell’s Shed, Borve, Near Portree
Cost: £40 per person
TOWNSHIP DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
The Scottish Crofting Federation are delighted to facilitate these part-funded development events for crofting townships, interest groups and grazings committees. If you are part of such a group and would like to access this support please get in touch to find out more!
Croft Visits, Visiting Speakers and Demo Days at your convenience!
Also available: Prince’s Countryside Fund ADDED VALUE COURSES
A hands-on range of courses to add value to your crofting enterprise.
Sausage Making Day: Sat 5th November 2016
Leckmelm Farm, Ullapool
Cost: £40 per person
Our training is available for aspiring, new and existing crofters and open to anyone with an interest in learning more about rural skills and crofting. Our courses are aimed at people interested in developing knowledge and skills in crofting, both for new entrants and to support existing crofters in best practice and improving performance.
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