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Scottish Crofting Federation welcomes increase in provision for Crofting Commission

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

SCF has welcomed the Scottish Government draft budget in which the Crofting Commission is due to see an increase in its available resource for 2018/19.

“Crofting very clearly provides for rural Scotland,” said Russell Smith, chair of the Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF), “and it is heartening to see that Scottish Government recognise this and the importance of resourcing the Crofting Commission to do its job in administering crofting. Read more here

Crofters call on Scottish Government to reveal its plans for goose management in Uists

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) Board and Council endorsed support for Uist crofters in their campaign for Scottish Government to fund reduction of wild geese which are devastating the grazings and the environmentally sensitive machair.

“At a recent meeting of the SCF’s Board of Directors and our advisory Council of Representatives, it was unanimously agreed that SCF is 100% behind the Uist crofters in their struggle to get meaningful support from the Scottish Government to reduce the wild geese that plague them,” said SCF chair Russell Smith. “We had assurances from Scottish Government that an action plan would be published before now, so we really need to see this happen. Read the full news release here….

SCF Photo Competition Winners

Friday, December 08, 2017

SCF Photo Competition - Well done to everyone who took part, the winners have been selected and the winning images are now on beautiful, high quality crofting cards for sale in the croft shop on the Scottish Crofting Enterprise website and in the Ullapool and Kyle SCF offices. A big thank you and well done to everyone who took part.