The National Farmer’s Union (NFU) of Scotland has warned that crofters and farmers are scaling back production due to the increasing costs they are facing in fertiliser, fuel, energy, animal feed and wages.
“Our hope is to launch the “Farmstrong” model here in Scotland, in 2022/23, developed for farmers by farmers.” John Scott
Investing in the ground beneath our feet could have wide-ranging benefits for the environment, animal and human health
“This report is extremely concerning and highlights that there are people in Government, Boards and within organisations who do not clearly understand their role or responsibilities” Rhoda Grant MSP
“Our fears that the process adopted by the UK Government in agreeing the Australia deal would set a dangerous precedent going forward have just been realised. ” – NFU Scotland President Martin Kennedy
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.