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Honey producer creates a buzz in Crofting Connections schools
Posted: 07/05/2010

Pupils at Gergask and Dalwhinnie Primary Schools were buzzing with excitement when “The Honey Man” came to visit them in March as part of the Crofting Connections programme.

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Crofting will be my life
Posted: 07/05/2010

I am a pupil in my second year of Sgoil Lionacleit’s crofting course, studying for the Intermediate 2 qualification. I was asked to give a speech at the Future of Crofting conference held in Stornoway about my own croft and crofting experiences.

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Lionacleit Crofter
Posted: 07/05/2010

We are now in the second run through of ‘The Crofting Year’ at Sgoil Lionacleit on the Isle of Benbecula.

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Discovering the past to understand the future
Posted: 05/05/2010

For the first time since 1847, a small area of land at Auchindrain will be worked using the runrig system.

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Kilchoan primary’s crofting connection
Posted: 05/05/2010

Winter is almost over and we are beginning to look forward to spring and all that it entails.

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The launch of Crofting Connections
Posted: 05/05/2010

Pam Rodway, project co-ordinator, reports

Crofting Connections is a three-year project to establish links between schools and their crofting heritage in the crofting counties of Argyll, Highland, Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland.

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The crofting connection
Posted: 05/05/2010

One of the highlights of the Scottish Crofting Foundation Gathering at Dingwall a couple of years ago was the enthusiasm and satisfaction of school children who participated in Planting to Plate.

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Carry on Crofting! [Article for Living Earth]
Posted: 05/05/2010

Set against the twin challenges of climate change and peak oil, crofting with its low carbon principles, and strong cultural identity, has a unique role to play in getting today’s younger generation interested in planet-friendly food and farming. Crofting Connections is a groundbreaking education project being led by Soil Association Scotland and the Scottish Crofting Foundation, which aims to do just exactly that.

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Crofting Connections – Ceanglaichean Croitearachd
Posted: 05/05/2010

Lillian Kelly, development officer with Soil Association Scotland, reports on an innovative new project.

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