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Scroll down to find out about our Access to Crofting Toolkit Courses, Bitesize Skills Courses, Township Development Training and Prince’s Countryside Fund Added Value Course.

We employ a network of local trainers and course directors, many of whom are crofters and smallholders themselves. We deliver a new range of training opportunities, throughout Highlands and Islands Crofting communities, that suits your needs without having to go too far from the croft or smallholding.

ACCESS TO CROFTING TOOLKIT COURSES

A classroom-based introduction to Scottish agriculture directly related to crofters and smallholders. Peer to peer support and a face to face training weekend with industry experts to give you a step up to starting out in crofting, taking on a croft or just to update your knowledge.

All our Access to Crofting Toolkit Courses cost £70 per person, we have limited fully-funded places available for anyone aged 16 - 25, sponsored by the MacRobert Trust.

ISLE OF SKYE - An Crùbh, Sleat: 2 day course, 27th & 28th October 2017 COURSE FULL

CAITHNESS - Pulteneytown Centre, Wick: 2 day course, 11th & 12th November 2017

ARGYLL- Kilmartin Museum: 2 day course, 17th & 18th February 2018

MORAY - Station Hotel, Rothes: 2 day course, 2nd & 3rd March 2018 COURSE FULL

To book a place contact Cathy on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Click here for more information on what’s covered in the Access to Crofting Toolkit Course

BITESIZE SKILLS COURSES

A hands-on range of one day bite-sized skills courses for the croft, from fencing to fleece and everything in between, across the Highlands and Islands.

(Limited fully-funded places are available for anyone aged 16-25, sponsored by the MacRobert Trust)


MORAY: Cost: £40 per person unless otherwise stated.

Practical Pigkeeping: Sunday 13th May 2018, venue TBC


ARGYLL: Cost: £40 per person unless otherwise stated.

Scything: 19th & 20th May 2018 - Cost: £80 per person - 2 day course

Croft Woodland: Saturday 24 March 2018 - Free for existing Crofters and Smallholders or £40 per person

Permaculture: Saturday 26 May 2018,

Horticulture: June 2018, date tbc

Animal Husbandry: Sunday 24 June 2018 - Participants must ensure they have an up to date Tetanus and follow biosecurity measures


ISLE OF SKYE: Cost: £40 per person unless otherwise stated.

Intro to Beekeeping: Friday 26th January 2018 - if demand is high a further date may be released so register your demand

WESTER ROSS: Cost: £40 per person unless otherwise stated.

Best Practice with Medicines for Keepers of Cattle and Sheep: Saturday 25th November 2017

Intro to Beekeeping: 2018 Date TBC


For more information and to register your interest and reserve a space contact Cathy on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 01854 612220

TOWNSHIP DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

The Scottish Crofting Federation are delighted to facilitate these part-funded development events for crofting townships, interest groups and grazings committees. If you are part of such a group and would like to access this support please get in touch to find out more!
Croft Visits, Visiting Speakers and Demo Days at your convenience!
Click here for more information on our booking leaflet
To register your interest and request full details for arranging your own event please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Prince’s Countryside Fund ADDED VALUE COURSES

A hands-on range of courses to add value to your crofting enterprise.

CAITHNESS - Introduction to Spinning with Ann Johnson: one day course, 28 October 2017

Cost: £40 per person

ISLE OF MULL - Nose to Tail Charcuterie with Rachael Hammond of Hammond Charcuterie: one day course, 21st October 2017 COURSE FULL

Cost: £182 per person

ARDNAMURCHAN - Nose to Tail Charcuterie with Rachael Hammond of Hammond Charcuterie: one day course, 22nd October 2017 COURSE FULL

Cost: £182 per person

Our training is available for aspiring, new and existing crofters and open to anyone with an interest in learning more about rural skills and crofting. Our courses are aimed at people interested in developing knowledge and skills in crofting, both for new entrants and to support existing crofters in best practice and improving performance.

What courses would you like to see running and where? Let us know your training needs by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

CONTACT

Training related enquiries can be made to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling 01854 612220.

General enquiries can be made to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling SCF HQ on 01599 530 005.


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