Crofting Federation Welcomes New Entrants

Crofting Federation Welcomes New Entrants

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) welcomed yesterday’s announcement by the Crofting Commission that there had been 510 new entrants to crofting in 2022/23. The announcement further stated that 46% of those new entrants were women and 29% were under the age of 41....
SCF wants meaningful consultation around new national parks

SCF wants meaningful consultation around new national parks

Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) members have raised concerns in the past week around proposals to create a new national park in crofting areas. Members also highlighted various issues with the Cairngorms National Park which are impacting their crofting activities....
SCF Biodiversity Strategy consultation Response

SCF Biodiversity Strategy consultation Response

Strategic framework for biodiversity cannot happen in isolation Commenting on Scotland’s strategic framework for biodiversity, The Scottish Crofting Federation calls for more community engagement and for alignment with the government’s commitment to a just transition....
SCF calls on government to stop deferral of agricultural support

SCF calls on government to stop deferral of agricultural support

Reports of further cuts to agricultural support, as anticipated by depute first minister Shona Robison, were met with grave concern by SCF. SCF Chair Jonathan Hedges commented: “For the second successive year, funding in the region of £30 million will reportedly be...
SCF Welcomes New CEO at the Crofting Commission

SCF Welcomes New CEO at the Crofting Commission

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) has welcomed the announcement of Gary Campbell as the new Chief Executive at the Crofting Commission after news several months ago that Bill Barron was to be moving on. Mr. Campbell is currently a member of the Senior Management...