Tractor in the outer Isles


Support to crofting agriculture

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

My writing in 2016 was taken up, to a larger extent than would have been hoped for, with the issues at the Crofting Commission. Whilst this was justified by it being a matter of great concern to crofters, there are other important things going on that need crofters’ attention. Read more here….

Does the croft house grant scheme work?

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

There has been a commotion in the media lately concerning the Croft House Grant Scheme. It is quite understandable that people are getting very concerned when they see applications from young folk being turned down. But there is also misinformation being bandied about and it is important that we have clear facts. Read more here….

SCF calls on women and youth to stand for election

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) is appealing to crofters, especially women and young crofters, to stand as candidates for the Crofting Commissioner elections.

“It is imperative that we get a decent number of experienced crofters to stand for the election of Crofting Commissioners”, said Russell Smith, Chair of the SCF. “So we are encouraging people to stand. We want a range of candidates for crofters to choose from, including women and young people, with contested elections in all constituencies so that the best people get in. We are convinced that the only way to get the Commission back to good health is to get the right people on to the Commission board. Read more….

SCF New Year’s Resolutions 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

There are two ‘legs’ to SCF’s work: representation and development.


The Scottish Crofting Federation is the only organisation dedicated to the representation of crofters and crofting. We have no other interest groups other than crofters and so lead on representing the crofting view in policy formation.

In 2017 we will continue to hold the Scottish Government to the SNP manifesto pledges which respond to the ‘Five Actions for Crofting’ issued by the Federation in the run-up to the Scottish elections. Read more…

Happy New Year to all our members: ​We hope to see many young folk and women standing for election as Commissioner. Don’t forget the closing date for nominations - Thursday 26th January

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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