This pilot project scoped demand for new ways of delivering vocational training for crofters. Participants from across all crofting areas were invited to select from the following units, and then to attend training days on specific elements of that unit. Training was arranged and delivered through locally approved trainers: –
- Crofting Livestock (sheep shearing; lambing; foot trimming and worm control)
- Croft Land Management (fencing; pest control; soil analysis; equipment use)
- Crofting Conservation and Environment (muirburn; improving grassland; managing wetland)
- Crofter Forestry (coppicing; structural support for trees; deer management)
- Crofter Horticulture (use of polytunnels; crop disorders; soft fruit growing)
- Crofter Heritage Skills (local dry-stone walling styles; lime mortarting; thatching)
This project reached 144 participants over 28 training days.
SCF would like to thank the following organisations funding the skills development scheme.