Tractor in the outer Isles


Crofting Reform - Historic Legislation greeted with Silence

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The passing of the slated Crofting Reform Bill was greeted with silence by crofters, who warn that there are burning issues that need addressing before the “Shucksmith Inquiry” is launched. A cropped version of the Crofting Reform Etc Bill, which had been widely criticised, passed through its final stage in the Scottish Parliament last week. Whilst an almost audible sigh of relief could be heard in the Scottish Executive, crofters were unmoved by the alleged solemnity of the historic moment and pointed out that this was only the baseline for the reform.


SCF AGM - Notice of meeting on 13th March 2007

Friday, January 26, 2007

NOTICE is hereby given that the Sixth Annual General Meeting of The Scottish Crofting Foundation ON THE 13TH OF MARCH AT THE STRATHPEFFER COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 1.30 PM.


Horticulture for Crofters - Dunbeath Community Centre - 1th February

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Horticulture for crofters and other small users.


Conference Booking Form for February 6th - Oatridge College

Monday, January 15, 2007

Download the Booking Form Here for the conference: "Skills, Sustainability and Rural Development – Challenges and Opportunities for the Landbased Industries”


Skills Sustainability and Rural Development Conference - Oatridge College 6th February

Monday, January 15, 2007

A one day seminar jointly organised by Oatridge College and Lantra exploring the opportunities and challenges facing rural and landbased businesses in Scotland, and the wide range of support on offer to help employers grow their enterprise.


Poor Consultation on Marine Park Leaves Unanswered Questions

Friday, January 05, 2007

The consultation process on Scotland’s first Coastal and Marine National Park, which closes on 10th January, has been ‘rushed, casual and shallow’ the Scottish Crofting Foundation (SCF) has claimed. SCF Chairman Norman Leask said, “A couple of PR consultants appeared in places like supermarket car parks and invited people to be consulted on an apparently random basis. The ‘consultation’ consisted of a few ‘tick-the-box’ questions, and the consultants doing the job couldn’t answer any questions about what they were consulting on. The whole process has been pretty poor and would need to be improved on if there is to be meaningful discussion about this issue.”