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Argyll and Bute Local Plan

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

CROFTING FEDERATION SAYS PROPOSED ARGYLL PLANNING POLICY WILL PENALISE GENUINE CROFTERS

The proposed Argyll & Bute Local Development Plan will penalise genuine crofters and will prevent the creation of new and woodland crofts in the county. So says the Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) in its response to the Council’s consultation on the Plan.

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Crofting Skills Training Opportunities

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Scottish Crofting Federation is running a series of practical training courses for people interested in developing rural skills throughout the Crofting Counties. The courses are aimed at aspiring, new and existing crofters and small holders and are funded with support from the Scottish Government’s Skills Development Scheme and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

The first batch of courses in the Inverness area include Polytunnel Growing on 26th July, Habitat Management for Birds on 23rd August and a 2 day Dry Stone Walling in late August. These are all important skills to develop and preserve in rural, crofting areas. They will be tutored by experts in their field, giving participants a start in understanding the fundamentals of each technique.

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