Highland Council

Sheep Handling Demo and Talk

Sally Wild of the Shetland Sheep Society and tutor Brian Denoon will be on hand to demo sheep handling skills and discuss tips for setting up a fank and relative costs and advantages. This event is FREE to those attending the Shetland Sheep society event and is part funded by the Scottish Government Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (KTIF).

Strained Wire Fencing Course for Women - Near Ullapool

This course is run over two half days. At the end of the course participants will have constructed a 50m section of agricultural fence and have learned skills to build and repair their own fences. Expert tutors Brian and Carrie will lead the workshop.

Intro to Beekeeping - Isle of Skye

This classroom based course will give participants a grounding in all issues relating to beekeeping, setting up, equipment, health and welfare, husbandry and legal issues. There will be chance to handle equipment and taste some local honeys.

Intro to Sheepdog Training - Skye

This intro course will lead you and your dog through the basic commands and work sheep in a park under the expert guidance of our tutor. We are a demand-led service, if you would like to attend other dates for sheepdog training or a more advanced level training please register your interest training@crofting.org

Intro to Beekeeping - Isle of Skye

Join SCF for a classroom based course covering all aspects of beekeeping to get your started: Health, Welfare, Husbandry, Legal Compliance and Practical hints and tips. There will also be a chance to handle beekeeping equipment and taste local honey.

Practical Skills for Common Grazings Management

Aimed at grazings clerks, committee members and shareholders tutor Arthur MacDonald will guide you through the new grazings regulations template in relation to practical management issues that may be encountered on common grazings. This is the first course of it's kind and SCF are keen to run more. If you would like to see this happening in your area please register your interest training@crofting.org

Intro to Sheepdog Training

This course is aimed at crofters, small holders and farmers who wish to learn more about basic commands when working with dogs. The day will be based in parks with a chance for participants to work sheep with their own dogs under the expert guide of the tutor.

A Culture Strategy for Scotland - Skye's Cultural Conversation

Purpose of this event:

The Scottish Government is developing a Culture Strategy for Scotland. They're holding events in different parts of the country to encourage anyone who has an interest in a strategy to engage with them and contribute to #scotlandscultureconversation. They want to hear your views and ideas about culture in Scotland, and the direction it should take, as well as the main challenges and issues you think the strategy should seek to address.

Intro to Beekeeping - Isle of Skye

Open to all this will cover the basics to help you make a start in beekeeping or an update for those who wish to learn more

Vet and Med Record Keeping for Keepers of Cattle and Sheep

Open to all, this workshop will be led by local Vet Graeme Swanson MRCVS and will focus on record keeping for cattle and sheep, withdrawal periods and best practice with medicines.