Crofting

Fantastic Food from Local Producer Markets

This course will help you to look at ways to develop your own local market providing additional income streams during Covid19 transition.

Crofting the Brand - Adding Value

Do produce marks add value?

Russell Smith and Beth Rose, SCF Directors, discuss the advantages of using produce marks and how they can add value to your business.

Megginch Castle, once home to a community of apple-growing monks, will play host to weekly digital farmers’ market NeighbourFood.

Integrating woodland on new entrant farms and crofts

This interactive lunchtime webinar will be hosted by Lynbreck Croft, who will share their experiences of woodland expansion and tree planting, navigating grant systems and providing practical advice.  You will also hear from Lyn White, Scottish Forestry who will outline the grants options available to support woodland expansion on new entrant farms and crofts.  Finally, the webinar will feature a virtual tour of the Glensaugh Farm Agrofores

The Outer Hebrides LEADER and EMFF (European Maritime and Fisheries Communities Fund) 2014-2020 Programmes have both supported nearly 60 unique projects thus far in the current programme.  The Outer Hebrides LEADER and Fisheries Local Action Groups (LAG) manage both programmes, which aims to develop and support community-led local development in the Outer Hebrides.   

Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) are holding a free virtual gathering for Young Crofters, on Tuesday 18th August, 5 years on from a successful residential event held at Glencanisp Lodge, Lochinver.

Four sessions will cover a range of topics and offer a variety of formats. Participants can join for the whole day or individual sessions.

Virtual Crofting Course - Preparing for Staycations

Expert Advice from Fiona Campbell, Chief Executive of Association of Scotland's Self-caterers.

Plus a certified course - Landlord's Little Helper to give you access to robust and accessible cleaning guidelines, allowing you to operate safely and give your guests confidence to holiday in the Highlands.

Email training@crofting.org to book your place.

Guidance for farmers and crofters to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been published.

The Scottish Government guidance provides a summary of information, including:

Rural projects that protect the environment and mitigate the impact of climate change will share £34 million.

A total of 472 businesses will benefit from the latest award of Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) funding, which promotes environmentally friendly land management practices and looks to protect and enhance Scotland’s natural heritage.

This brings the total committed to rural businesses under AECS since 2015 to more than £211 million, benefiting almost 3,000 applicants.

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said:

Bidding is open for some fantastic prizes in the Royal Highland Educational Trust's silent auction.

The rural education charity Royal Highland Educational Trust (RHET) are holding a gala dinner on 21 February, now sold out, to celebrate their 21st birthday. If you missed out on dinner tickets you can still bid in their silent online auction, which will be open until 4pm on 21 February 2020.

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