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.
We are currently receiving Scottish Government funding while we look at the next steps for Crofting Connections.
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.
Crofting Connections joined with Rosie Hazelton from Wild Rose Escapes and Maggie Wormald from Royal Highland Education Trust to deliver a great day in January for 55 children from the Balnain, Cannich and Glenurquhart Primary Schools to learn more about sheep and wool.Read full article: Wool and Lamb day at Drumnadrochit