Call for the creation of a crofting support programme

The call for a comprehensive, stand-alone crofting support programme to be a key element of Scotland’s future rural development policies was heard at a one-day conference held in Wester Ross today (Monday). The conference, which focussed on the key issue of how agricultural support in Scotland can be reformed to promote biodiversity and traditional crofting practices, was designed to influence the current decision-making process on the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy.

The CAP is being reformed at the moment with the intention of channelling funds toward those farmers who are actively using the land. The well-attended event was held in Plockton Hall and co-hosted by the Scottish Crofting Federation, the National Trust for Scotland and the Skye and Lochalsh Environment Forum.

Article by SCF

22 December 2011

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