“An exemplary programme of national significance”
What next for Crofting Connections?
This year, we are reviewing the strategy for the Crofting Connections programme to make sure it will thrive over the next few years. Soil Association Scotland has offered the lead partner role, which involves management and delivery of the project, to the Scottish Crofting Federation, which has been an excellent supporting partner over the years. Soil Association Scotland will remain closely involved with Crofting Connections, maintaining a presence on the project steering group and offering further support in the new phase.
In the light of this development, we are currently consulting with key stakeholders on the future of Crofting Connections, to ensure there is a clear vision for the next few years. If you are involved with the project please take some time to fill in this online survey by 1st November. Results from this will be fed into a workshop we are hosting in Inverness on 4th November.
Duncan Ferguson has been associated with Crofting Connections for many years, since his time as head teacher at Plockton High School. His extensive knowledge of education, Gaelic, crofting and culture in the Highlands and Islands are of great benefit to the Crofting Connections steering group and we welcome his recommendations to John Swinney in this article published in the West Highland Free Press on 6th October 2016.Read full article: Education, education, education — West Highland and Island style?
Shakespeare among island megaliths at the summer solsticeRead full article: Somnium Solstitiale: Am bàrd mòr a-measg tùrsachan Leòdhais