Economic condition of crofting: 2019 to 2022
This is a report to the Scottish Parliament as outlined in the terms of section 51 of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, reflecting the economic condition of crofting and the measures taken by the Scottish Ministers, the Crofting Commission and others to support crofting during 2019 to 2022.
21. Commission to Review Land-Based Learning
21.1. In August 2021, the Scottish Government established the Commission for the Land-based Learning Review (the Commission) to provide independent, evidence-based advice to the Scottish Ministers.
21.2. Since 2021, the Commission has undertaken a root and branch review of learning in Scotland's land-based and aquaculture sectors from early years through to adulthood. The objective is to provide opportunities and qualifications to enable more people, and specifically more women, to work with and on the land, particularly in green skills. This will be delivered through school, college, university and work-based learning, including apprenticeships. The intention is that the Commission's recommendations will inform an action plan to create more opportunities for employment in these sectors. This will contribute to retaining more people in rural areas and islands, support sustainable communities, and increase contribution of the land-based sectors to the rural economy.
21.3. The work of the Commission will support the Scottish Government's ambitions of delivering a just transition to net-zero, by ensuring Scotland's learning system equips people with the skills and knowledge needed to work in the land-based sectors as well as any new and emerging green occupations in land-based sectors.
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