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.
The symposium was attended by participants from Education Scotland, teachers from across the Highlands and Islands, rural development practitioners, crofters, HIE, Scottish Crofting Federation and local authority representatives from Highland Council and Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar. They discussed emerging themes from the research including the contribution place-based learning (such as that in Crofting Connections) can make to local development and community building in urban as well as rural areas.
You can read the full report in the link below