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Common Grazings Case Studies

Different income streams and ways of working together are the common theme in these interesting case studies from Common Grazings in Shetland, Caithness, Argyll, Skye and Uist. All are ‘in office’ and have used their collective power to make the most of grants, schemes, help and advice.  Hopefully, these will provide some inspiration for your own grazings.  Of course, if you would like further advice, please phone the free helpline, and check out our videos and guides on these pages.

The Thrill of the Hill - Common Grazings for Common Good Podcast

Common Grazings – and crofting counties more broadly – have a crucial and unique role to play in tackling the decline of biodiversity in Scotland. Because of the mosaic of small distinct habitats in close proximity, coupled with expansive rough grazings and heath, many crofts are microcosms of the habitats across Scotland. This in tandem with the typically more extensive, low input management systems makes crofts and Common Grazings hugely important for biodiversity. In this episode of the Thrill of the Hill series, the Farm Advisory Service (FAS) talks to agricultural and crofting consultant, Janette Sutherland (SAC), about a range of topics and issues, including the lessons conventional farms can take from crofting, grazing hill cattle, crofting as a public good and heritage value of traditional practices.

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