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AGM Postponed

Thursday, June 18, 2020

We have had to take the decision to postpone this year’s AGM scheduled to take place on Friday 17th July in the Spectrum Centre, Inverness. Look out for details of the rescheduled AGM in the next edition of The Crofter and meantime if you have any issues that you would like to address please get in touch by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Crofting Federation supports Scottish Government call for Brexit extension

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) has welcomed the research report produced by Scottish Government which makes it clear that a Brexit extension is essential to Scotland’s economy.

“The Covid-19 pandemic is, quite rightly, absorbing considerable resources from all our national governments”, said Yvonne White, chair of the crofters’ federation. There is no doubt that it is impossible to conclude a comprehensive trade deal with the European Union before the end of 2020. It is therefore essential that the UK government agrees a two-year extension to the transition period with the EU. Read more here .......

Crofting Federation on Crofting Agriculture Grant

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) has submitted views to the first part of the Crofting Agriculture Grant Scheme review, asking for it to be extended to all crops including trees.

“This scheme is very important to crofters and to the local economy”, said Yvonne White, chair of the crofters’ federation. “It is a well-used development mechanism and provides a very valuable contribution to crofting land-based production, so that crofts can prosper and contribute to rural economies and population retention. If there has been any lack of use, as was the case some years ago, it has been because of restrictions within the scheme rules. If the scheme is designed to be pragmatic it will be well used. Indeed the budget could be increased, and every penny would be contributing significantly to the wellbeing of rural communities. We therefore welcome this review and the aim of ensuring that the scheme works well.” Read more here…....