And the SCF Young Crofter Award goes to

Helen O’Keefe, in Elphin, Sutherland, has been chosen as SCF Young Crofter of the Year. Judges representing Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF), The MacRobert Trust and the Crofting Commission made their choice from exceptionally worthy submissions. Donald MacKinnon, chair of the SCF, said, “We got an extremely high calibre of entrants for this round of the SCF Young Crofter Award, which is generously supported by The MacRobert Trust. It is an inspiration to see young folk doing such a very wide variety of activities on their crofts and they all fully deserve to be recognised for their efforts and enterprises. The judges, representatives of SCF, The MacRobert Trust and the Crofting Commission, certainly found what they were looking for – inspiration, enterprise, commitment and community involvement, in abundance. From the wide range of nominations, all very worthy ambassadors for crofting, we narrowed it down to a shortlist – Adam Veitch from Banavie, Cheryl McIntyre from Skye and Helen O’Keefe from Elphin. But of course there can only be one winner and Helen seems to be some sort of human dynamo!” Read more here

Article by SCF

25 January 2021

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