The Board and Council of the Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) held its first meeting of the new year on Friday at which the campaign priorities for 2020 were set.
“As the only organisation dedicated to campaigning for crofters and fighting for the future of crofting,” said SCF’s chair Yvonne White, “this year is going to be busy with many fronts to cover on behalf of crofters. Leaving Europe on January 31st will bring many challenges with regards to trade of meat and croft produce, and agricultural support – especially the support of the less favoured areas which is due to be reviewed this year. It is absolutely imperative that crofters join together under one banner to protect our rights.” Ms White added, “We have had some significant wins in the past year, not least our campaign that got the convergence funding more fairly distributed. The benefit to crofters of this increased share of the rebate will pay for their subscription of SCF many times over. And there is the distribution of the second tranche yet to fight for.” Read more here …….