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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 Courses

We employ a network of local trainers and course directors, many of whom are crofters & smallholders themselves. Delivering 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.

PLEASE GET IN TOUCH TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST FOR FUTURE COURSES IN EACH AREA.

Cost: £70 per person (limited fully-funded places are available for anyone aged 16-25, sponsored by the MacRobert Trust)

To book a place contact Donna on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 01343 209384

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)

ARGYLL:

Permaculture Design: Sat 17th June 2017 FULLY BOOKED (still adding names to our waiting list for cancellation spaces or future courses)
travel by minibus from Kilmartin Museum to the venue
Cost: £40 per person

Animal Husbandry: Sun 18th June 2017 FULLY BOOKED (still adding names to our waiting list for cancellation spaces or future courses)
Kilmartin Museum, Kilmartin
Cost: £40 per person

Horticulture: Sat 1st July 2017 FULLY BOOKED (still adding names to our waiting list for cancellation spaces or future courses)
Kilmartin Museum, Kilmartin
Cost: £40 per person

To book a place contact Donna on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 01343 209384

MORAY:

Goat Keeping (for meat production): Sun 25th June 2017
Archiestown, Moray
Cost: £40 per person

To book a place contact Donna on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 01343 209384

SKYE & LOCHALSH:

Introduction to Sheepdogs: Sat 10th June 2017 FULLY BOOKED (still adding names to our waiting list for cancellation spaces or future courses)
Eyre, Isle of Skye
Cost: £40 per person

To book a place contact Donna on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 01343 209384

WESTER ROSS:

Practical Fencing:Sat 10th June 2017
Inverlael Farm, by Ullapool
Cost: £40 per person

To book a place contact Donna on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 01343 209384

WESTERN ISLES:

Traditional Stooking and Seed Harvesting Techniques: late Sept/early Oct 2017 (date to be confirmed late Aug)
Uist, Outer Hebrides
Cost: £80 per person - 2 day course

For more information and to register your interest and reserve a space contact Donna on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 01343 209384

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.

More Added Value courses coming soon.

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 01343 209384.

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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