Crofters are being invited to a free forestry event so that they can hear about the benefits and help available for planting trees as part of their business.
The consultation, ‘Agricultural Transition in Scotland: first steps towards our national policy’ is open until 17 November 2021.
Lizzie and Darrah Keenaghan in less than 2 years have brought a croft in Colonsay back into use.
The Crofting Commission have produced an informative leaflet to educate visitors about crofting and encouraging them to be considerate of the environment and local communities during their stay.
A new expanded team is transforming the way the Crofting Commission can support and engage with crofters with the location of two new officers within the Western Isles.
“A blueprint for sustainable and integrated farming and crofting activity in the hills and uplands of Scotland”
“Agricultural support payments should be targeting agricultural activity aimed at food production, and should therefore not be accessible for alternative land uses or towards the production of crops not intended for the food chain.”
Incidents around operating heavy machinery is a key risk area within agriculture with 17 farmers and two farming children killed last year.
““Crofting is a way of life. Once it goes, there is no going back.”
“Naturally reared, climate friendly Scotch suckler bred beef needs to be differentiated from imports and dairy beef to give consumers a clear choice.” Jim Walker
“These recommendations have the potential to create a more farmer-focused approach”