1. Moray and Nairn, Kingarth, North Bute and Rothesay, Arran (including Holy Island and Pladda), Great Cumbrae and Little Cumbrae.
2. Figures taken from the Crofting Commission's Annual Report and Accounts, 2019/20.
3. Crofting Commission Annual Report 2019-2020
4. Crofting Commission Annual Report 2019-2020
5. Figures provided by the Crofting Commission for 2019 and up to 6 November 2020
15. Defined as a type of dune grassland. Love, J. (2003). Machair Scotland's Living Landscapes Scottish Natural Heritage
16. Populations of breeding waders Charadrii and their habitats on the crofting lands of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland', Biological Conservation, Vol 37, 333-361. Fuller, R.J., Reed, T.M., Buxton, N.E., Webb, A., Williams, T.D., & Pienkowski, M.W. (1986)
18. Where large scale projects are proposed, the Environmental Impact Assessment (Uncultivated Land and Semi-Natural Areas) (Scotland) Regulations has a number of requirements to assess impacts.
20. For more information see https://www.nature.scot/piloting-outcomes-based-approach-scotland-pobas-project
22. For guidance on this see https://www.nature.scot/guidance-honey-bees-and-beekeeping-protected-areas
24. SNH Peatland Action – Peatland and Carbon information booklet
28. Scottish Forestry is the Scottish Government agency responsible for forestry policy, support and regulations. Scottish Forestry is the Scottish Government agency responsible for forestry policy, support and regulations,
29. Forestry and Land Scotland is the Scottish Government agency responsible for managing Scotland's national forests and land.
31. The Croft Woodlands Project "Highlands & Islands Woodlands Handbook"
34. Launched in September 2020 developed by NatureScot working with other. Concordat is available here: https://www.nature.scot/wildlife-management-shared-approach-concordat
35. Respecting each other's views, building knowledge, sharing information, developing a common understanding, clearly communicating decisions, ensuring best practice in wildlife welfare and achieving benefits for nature and people working the land.
37. These include the use of scaring devices such as gas guns, diversionary feeding, human scaring through additional presence on the hill, creation of lambing parks away from areas of highest predation activity, and creation of new lambing facilities, such as poly-tunnels and sheds.
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