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Wishing you a very warm Christmas and happy crofting in the New Year
Posted: 23/12/2016

A’ guidhe dhuibh Nollaig Chridheil agus deagh bhliadhna croitearachd sa Bliadhna Ùir bho Cheanglaichean Croitearachd.

from Brid and Pam Crofting Connections, December 2016

Earth, Fire, Water, Air….how to make an ice-bowl, to bring light - or ice-cream - to your festive table this season

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What do we do about avian flu?
Posted: 16/12/2016

An alert over bird flu in Europe has led the Scottish Government to order all poultry in Scotland to be kept indoors for 30 days.

A few of our Crofting Connections schools that keep poultry have been telling us what they are doing to cope with the situation and what the children make of it.

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Roast lamb dinner in Gergask Primary School
Posted: 07/12/2016

Pupils in Gergask Primary school have been following the sheep year at a local farm from before birth all the way to the sales.  This was celebrated with a roast lamb dinner on 22nd November provided by Cathy and Archie from Breakachy farm.

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Dare to Dream of Orkney’s Peedie Isles
Posted: 07/12/2016

Crofting Connections and pupils from Orkney’s small island schools, in partnership with the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, gathered at the library in Kirkwall on Monday 7th November to celebrate the stories of the past and to dream the stories of the future in six of Orkney’s very special islands – islands rich with archaeology, culture, history and wildlife and home to very special communities of people of all generations.

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World Soils Day December 5th 2016
Posted: 05/12/2016

To celebrate World soils day 2016, here is a selection of photos from schools engaged with Crofting Connections and our partner project NECOFA Kenya to show the importance of learning how to look after our soils, probably the most precious and most neglected of resources on Earth.

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What next for Crofting Connections?
Posted: 02/12/2016

This year, we are reviewing the strategy for the Crofting Connections programme to make sure it will thrive over the next few years.

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