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Crofting Connections “an exemplary programme of national significance”


We are delighted that an independent evaluation team have pronounced Crofting Connections ‘an exemplary programme of national significance that clearly merits further investment and development’.

The evaluation, carried out by a team from the Education for Global Citizenship Unit of the University of Glasgow, illustrates the breadth of Crofting Connections and makes practical recommendations for the next phase of the programme. It highlights the extensive educational impact it has had, its inherent relevance to educational curriculum and policy, and its impact on communities as a whole.

Potato harvest at Lochcarron Croft

The evaluators said: “Our conclusions highlight the esteem in which Crofting Connections is held. There was near unanimity from all of the teachers, pupils, parents, the community and key stakeholders on its overall quality. It is viewed as an excellent project in every facet of what it sets out to achieve.”

Find out more about what Crofting Connections has been up to and the impact it has had - read our short evaluation summary and case studies.

For in depth information, read the full report from evaluators at the Education for Global Citizen Unit of the University of Glasgow.

Individual case studies can be viewed at the links below

Laxdale Primary School, Western Isles, The day the sheep came to school

Nicolson Institute, Western Isles, Connecting to crofting, careers and culture

Papa Westray, Orkney,  We want to be like real crofters

Sound Primary School, Shetland, First ya hae ta dell da grund

 

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Crofting Connections is a Scottish Crofting Federation and Soil Association Scotland project.

Phase 2 was launched in January 2013 and will continue until December 2015.