We will explore the role of crofting in creating a more sustainable Scotland and how this unique form of land tenure can inform answers to the new and complex challenges society faces. How will climate and nature emergencies; Net Zero targets; rewilding movements; peatland restoration; tree planting and the imminent changes to agriculture support impact crofting?
We have a lively and diverse programme lined up including hot topics such as “The Wild Bunch – rewilding and people”; “Reforestation – trees for people”; “Back to the Future – traditional practices for a sustainable future”; “Land Reform and Repopulation”; “Cultural Revival – language and traditions”; “Community Land Ownership”; “Crofters of the future: new techniques for achieving low carbon crofting”; and “The local food economy”.
The event will be held lunchtime to lunchtime on 18th and 19th November in the Ben Nevis Hotel, Fort William. SCF members wishing to attend should register online here or contact the SCF office on 01599 530005 for more information. Food and accommodation for members is included in the reservation fee of £15.