Tractor in the outer Isles


Crofters have been cheated

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) has expressed deep disappointment at the Scottish Government decision to not introduce the planned Areas of Natural Constraint support scheme, instead opting to reduce support payments to the fragile areas.

“The government have reneged on their promise,” said Russell Smith, chair of the SCF, “which was made in the lead up to this phase of the Common Agriculture Policy. For years government and stakeholders have been working on the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) support scheme, which was to replace the Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS).” Read more here

News Release: Crofting Federation sees hope, despite an uncertain future

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) says crofting has a future despite the uncertainties of the coming years, but warns that crofters will need to stand together to ensure that future.

“Following an extremely thought-provoking SCF annual gathering in Applecross, on the place of crofting in Europe,” said Russell Smith, chair of the SCF, “and given the result of the Crofting Commission elections, it is clear that crofting has a future – but it is something we will have to fight for”. Read more here

Annual Gathering 2017 - presentations are available now

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The speakers’ presentations from Friday’s session at the Annual Gathering in Applecross are now available to view or download on SCF Events page

Programme of SCF Annual Gathering “Crofting’s Place in Europe”

Friday, March 03, 2017

​Hartfield House Applecross Friday 10th - 11th March. See the full programme of events and speakers here

(programme subject to change)

Commission Election 2017 - What have the candidates got to say?

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

We asked all the candidates why you should vote for them (150 words)

See what they have to say here…..