The unique nature and identity of crofters and crofting will be celebrated at the Scottish Crofting Federation’s Annual Gathering in Oban on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 September.
SCF is celebrating 25 years as the organisation representing crofters and promoting crofting with the theme ‘One Size Doesn’t Fit All’ at the Gathering. SCF’s message is that crofting cannot simply be grouped as ‘farming’.
SCF’s chief executive Patrick Krause said: “Diversity is the key to a thriving rural population, a message which our speakers will reinforce. Crofting has its own identity. It is a land-based culture, supporting populations in remotest rural Scotland, with crofters acting as guardians of some of the UK’s – and indeed Europe’s- most fragile and rare habitats. The fact that crofting has the resilience to keep people in these remote areas is due to its diversity.