Crofts & Small Farms

The Scottish Government values crofting as a form of land tenure and recognises the added contribution that crofting continues to make to the rural economy and the sustainability of rural and remote rural communities. To assist crofters and farmers of small agricultural units, the  Crofter and Small Farm Service has two elements: advice through a Subscription and events and materials tailored to the needs of crofters and smallholders.


African Swine Fever (ASF)

The disease is spreading in Europe (1). It has been confirmed in wild boar and feral pigs as well as in commercial and backyard pigs in Central and Eastern Europe.…

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Derelict to productive: Seeing Your Croft’s Potential – Event Summary

This event was extremely well received and feed-back from participants was extremely positive. Take home messages: Getting to know your croft can take a long time – much like getting…

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Horticultural Hercules: The Mighty Polycrub – Event Summary

The event was a very well attended and was a highly engaging meeting to discuss crofting horticulture. Audrey Litterick covered the fundamentals of soil health and nutrient management where attendees…

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