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Croft Woodlands Conference 9-10 May Boat of Garten

Hosted by the Croft Woodlands Project and Forestry Commission Scotland, the conference is a FREE event, but booking is essential. You can find out more information and book your place here.

The conference will focus on the experience of people in the Highlands and Islands who have planted trees for a purpose - integrated with livestock management, sheltering land-based enterprises, providing raw materials and forest products, and boosting local biodiversity.

There will be contributions from experts on a range of topics, including woodland regeneration in Norway, upland agroforestry, mycorrhizal fungi, establishment ‘on the edge’, woodland flora and woodland crofts and housing. The conference will be addressed by Fergus Ewing, Cabinet secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity on day two, while Woodland Trust CEO, Beccy Speight will open proceedings on day on. The full programme can be downloaded here.


Threats to Crofting - Shetland Open Meetings

The Scottish Crofting Federation will be holding meetings in Shetland in February:

Carnegie Hall, Sandwick on Wednesday 13th February 7pm-9pm

Voe Hall on Thursday 14th February 4pm - 6pm

This a critical time of change for crofting. Brexit has led to uncertainty around the future of agricultural support and access to European markets; The recent announcement of cuts to LFASS; Crofting law is being amended with a bill due to go through the Scottish Parliament this session. These are just some of the issues that we will be discussing at the meetings.

We do hope that you will be able to join us at one of the meetings so that we may identify the issues of most importance to you and gather your concerns for the future. SCF is the only organisation solely dedicated to fighting for crofting. Your attendance is vital to ensure a strong and united front.

Bring a friend or neighbour, the meetings are open to all.

If you have any questions at all about the meetings, please call Sandra or Sarah on 01599 530005.

We look forward to seeing you there.