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Crofting Policy in Scotland - Support for Crofting

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Crofting plays a vital role in maintaining the population in remote rural areas, it provides a secure base for the development of small businesses and maintains and supports a range of unique habitats.

Crofters may benefit from conventional agricultural and environmental schemes and from EC funded programmes.

The Scottish Government provides specific support to crofting counties  through the following schemes

Other support and information may be accessable via the links below

 

Forestry  Commission – Woodland Crofts

http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/supporting/strategy-policy-guidance/communities/national-forest-land-scheme-nfls/woodland-crofts

Woodland Crofts

http://www.woodlandcrofts.org/

Community  Woods

http://www.communitywoods.org/

Crofting Connections

http://www.croftingconnections.com/

SG Rural Housing Fund

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Built-Environment/Housing/investment/grants/rural-housing-fund

The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust

http://www.hscht.co.uk/

HIE – Scottish Land Fund

http://www.hie.co.uk/community-support/community-assets/scottish-land-fund.html

HIE – Community Broadband

http://www.hie.co.uk/community-support/community-broadband-scotland/


Crofting Cattle Improvement Scheme (Bull Hire Scheme)

The Scheme is open to groups of at least 2 crofters within the crofting counties and provides good quality, high health bulls in areas where it is impractical to keep bulls and over winter them and where no alternative hiring facility exists.

More information, scheme guidance and application forms.

If you wish to participate in the Scheme or require any further information please contact:

Mr John Cowan
Stud Farm Manager
Knocknagael Farm
Essich Road
Inverness
IV2 6AJ

Tel: 01463 231261

Mob: 07767673717

john.cowan@scotland.gsi.gov.uk