Crofting Connections Phase 2 was 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.
From April 2016 to March 2017 we received funding from the Scottish Government while we explored the next steps for Crofting Connections.
The project is currently on hold given the current funding climate.
This year some schools have received seeds for sowing in late April/early May.Read full article: Heritage crofting seeds for 2017 season
The Scottish press are getting excited by the new generation of weavers being encouraged in schools in the Western Isles now and we feel Crofting Connections is playing its part in nurturing this. With ‘taster’ S2 sessions in the Nicolson Institute and an SQA award in Harris Tweed for S5/S6 as well as our own experiences linking Crofting, Careers and Culture in Ceangal gatherings reported in this website, weaving is now opening hearts and minds in our young workforce and giving them further reasons to stay in the rural locations they grow up in.Read full article: Crofting Connections: A gateway to the fashion industry.