Crofting Connections Phase 2 is funded by the Scottish Government, Heritage Lottery Fund and Highlands & Islands Enterprise. Office space in Inverness has been provided as an in-kind contribution by Scottish Natural Heritage, one of our funders from Crofting Connections Phase 1.
One of the highlights of Crofting Connections this year has been widening our work in secondary schools, starting with a gathering in Assynt in October 2014, with secondary pupils, teachers and crofters, supported by Crofting Connections and the Scottish Crofting Federation. Nearly a third of these pupils live on working crofts, some in community-owned crofting estates. Over half said they would like to work in their communities after finishing their studies.Read full article: Films from the Crofting In Schools Gathering in Assynt
In the middle of November over 50 pupils in Acharacle, Ardgour and Kilchoan Primary Schools in Ardnamurchan had a chance to learn about crofter cereals, grind some grain and make bannocks at their schools.Read full article: Bannock Workshops on Ardnamurchan