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.
Crofting Connections was part of an international collaboration on place-based learning last November which culminated in a symposium in Plockton High school. The research investigating the engagement of children and young people in understanding and valuing their communities is supported by the Arkleton Trust and Highland Council and involved projects in Norway, Alabama and Scotland.Read full article: Crofting Connections: an ideal context for place-based learning
The Isles of Lewis and Harris were hosts last month to a Gathering of Rural Skills pupils from four Crofting Connections secondary schools, Kinlochbervie, Plockton (Highland), Whalsay (Shetland) and the Nicolson Institute (Western Isles).The pupils were accompanied by teachers and crofters who teach on their Rural Skills courses. The visit coincided with the Scottish Crofting Federation’s Annual Gathering in Stornoway, the theme of which was Common Grazings – Utilising Potential, in recognition of the Year of Natural Scotland 2013.Read full article: Sheiling - Àirigh 2013