Cross Party Group on Crofting

Cross Party Group on Crofting

Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Crofting Scottish Crofting Federation has organised the Cross-Party Group on Crofting (CPGoC) since the Scottish Parliament was reconvened in 1999. The group is a very powerful forum for informing MSPs and garnering their...
Crofting Skills for Local Food

Crofting Skills for Local Food

This successful project ran from July 21 to March 22 and offered both practical face to face and on-line courses.  These free courses were aimed at those people aged 25 and over, who were unemployed, at risk of redundancy or required upskilling/retraining. Our...
Crofters’ Diversity Pays!

Crofters’ Diversity Pays!

The Crofters’ Diversity Pays! is a partnership with SCF, Queen Margaret University and SASA (Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture) and mostly crofter-SME partners to test and develop new ideas that will add diversity and value to traditional crofting crops.

We will be exploring and testing new supply chains for crofting traditional varieties or landraces in different crofting areas, starting with:

Shetland cabbage, Shetland – applying to register as a conservation variety and investigating viability of sale of seeds in different markets

Hebridean rye, Lochaber, testing performance throughout the supply chain – field, milling, nutritional composition, baking, tasting and branding

Events, results and reports will be uploaded as the project progresses and available through the SCF e-newsletter and in The Crofter. For further information please contact su@crofting.org

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Gaining Ground – Highland & Moray Social Crofting Network

Gaining Ground – Highland & Moray Social Crofting Network

The Scottish Crofting Federation with funding from Highland and Moray LEADER are running a co-operation project within these regions. The project will run until May 2020 and is promoting the concept of “green care” i.e. the promotion of social, mental and physical...