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Crofters Welcome Thorough Review of FMD Response

Friday, June 27, 2008

A major review of the response to the 2007 Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak in England in 2007 provides a good basis for further discussion, according to the Scottish Crofting Foundation.

FMD_RESPONSE.pdf

SCF Annual Gathering on Barra

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Register now for this year’s SCF Gathering in October on Barra. Arrival 6th, conferencing, workshops, visits 7th & 8th, departure 9th.

Phone or email HQ to book your place.

Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Entry is now open for the 2008 Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards. These prestigious awards, now in their fourth year, celebrate excellence and achievement in the food and drink industry in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

With some of the best natural produce in the world, the Awards showcase the wide range of food and drink products in the region and the equally diverse profile of businesses, from internationally renowned companies to small innovative producers.

For more information please see:

http://www.scottishfoodanddrink.com/view_item.aspx?item_id=55261

Rural Fuel Prices Petition

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The petition is calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make representations to the UK Government about the cost of fuel in the Western Isles and other rural areas of Scotland which are now amongst the most expensive places in the world to buy petrol or diesel; to highlight in particular the refusal of the UK Government to introduce measures similar to those operating in France which reduce the tax on fuel in very remote areas; to protest at the serious consequences which high fuel prices have for fishermen, motorists and businesses in island and rural areas and to request parity with mainland city prices.

To sign rural fuel prices petition go to:

http://epetitions.scottish.parliament.uk/view_petition.asp?PetitionID=250

Pedigree Shetland Cattle and Sheep for sale

Monday, June 09, 2008

For Sale: Pedigree Shetland cattle and Hebridean sheep, hand knit wool and tweed from Hebridean fleeces. Further details: www.farmofgarth.co.uk or ring Nickie on 01856711350 or 07880928885