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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.

  • STRATHPEFFER - Community Centre, Strathpeffer: 2 day course, September 2018. FULLY BOOKED
  • MORAY - The Station Hotel, Rothes: 2 day course, 17th and 18th November 2018.

Taking register of interest for academic year 18/19 venues will be chosen according to geographical preference - register your interest for ACT today!!

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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.

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

  • Strained Wire Fencing: Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July 2018, Turriefield Croft, Sandness, Shetland. These are two stand alone courses or you can book both days and reinforce your skills on the second day under the tutor’s guidance (£40 for one day/£80 for two days)

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

  • Introduction to Beekeeping: Saturday 26th May 2018, The Gale Centre, Gairloch. FULLY BOOKED

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

  • Sheep Dog Training: Wednesday, 23rd and Thursday, 24th May 2018, Dunbeath, Caithness. FULLY BOOKED

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

  • Scything: 19th & 20th May 2018 - Cost: £80 per person - 2 Day Course. FULLY BOOKED
  • Permaculture: Saturday, 26th May 2018. FULLY BOOKED
  • Animal Husbandry: Sunday, 24th June 2018 - Participants must ensure they have an up to date Tetanus and follow biosecurity measures. FULLY BOOKED

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PRINCE’S COUNTRYSIDE FUND - ADDED VALUE COURSES

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

  • Bread Making Workshop: Friday 1st June, Newmill Village Hall, Keith

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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!

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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.

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We are looking forward to running a township event with the Shetland Sheep Society in Dornoch next Spring, details coming soon.

CONTACT

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