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Crofting Federation endorses support to Scottish lamb marketing

Monday, May 20, 2019

Scottish Crofting Federation has welcomed government support to promotion of Scotch Lamb PGI and has emphasised the need for local abattoirs, to assure total traceability and provenance.

“It is very encouraging that Rural Affairs Minister Mairi Gougeon has announced £200,000 of new funding to Quality Meat Scotland to promote Scotch Lamb PGI”, said Russell Smith, SCF’s lead on agriculture. “It demonstrates faith in our sheep sector and the high quality meat that we produce, much of which starts life on croft grazings. High animal welfare, provenance and total traceability are essential for us to maintain our reputation for the very best quality lamb.” Read more here…..

Highlands and Islands Woodlands Handbook launched

Friday, May 10, 2019

​A new guide for crofters, communities and small woodland owners was launched at the Croft Woodland Conference on 9th May 2019.

The Highlands and Islands Woodlands Handbook, published by the Croft Woodlands Project is a comprehensive guide to establishing, managing and utilising woodland in the varied and often challenging conditions of the crofting counties. Written by Bernard Planterose, and including case studies from crofters across the region, the advice and guidance is based on decades of hands- on experience.

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