Category: Crofting

Reforesting Scotland Land Revival Tour

Reforesting Scotland Land Revival Tour – Cairngorms, 28th-29th of June I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Reforesting Scotland Land Revival Tour, but I knew it would be an interesting experience whatever happened. As you will know, if you’ve been following this blog,… Continue Reading “Reforesting Scotland Land Revival Tour”

Royal Highland Show: Oxford Farming Conference 2018

“This house believes in paying farmers for more than food.” This is the motion that we, the panel, were presented with – to argue for or against – in the Oxford Farming Conference‘s debate at the 2018 Royal Highland Show on the 21st of… Continue Reading “Royal Highland Show: Oxford Farming Conference 2018”

High Nature Value Farming in Durness

I wrote this piece on High Nature Value farming in August 2013. It was originally written to go in The Northern Times but never went to print. I did it for the RSPB hence the emphasis on them. You can find further information on the High Nature Value Farming website.… Continue Reading “High Nature Value Farming in Durness”

Young Crofters 20:20 Gathering 2015 (Pt. 3) and Further Progress

Day 3: Our final day arrived and we headed over to Glencanisp, stag spotting as we went! We arrived at Glencanisp Lodge as the sun came out, couldn’t have asked for better, more inspiring weather for our last day! This final day saw us… Continue Reading “Young Crofters 20:20 Gathering 2015 (Pt. 3) and Further Progress”

Young Crofters 20:20 Gathering 2015 (Pt.2)

Day 2: The next day saw a fresh set of workshops and talks. We kicked off with a talk by Ronnie Eunson, a crofter from Shetland specialising in breeding Shetland Cattle. This was a very engaging talk following Ronnie’s journey from keeping Texel’s and… Continue Reading “Young Crofters 20:20 Gathering 2015 (Pt.2)”

Young Crofters 20:20 Gathering 2015 (Pt.1)

Right, I should have got my act together literally months ago and written about this after it happened, however, hindsight is a wonderful thing and I’m writing about it now so we’re all good. I’ve split this summary into three separate posts. Back in… Continue Reading “Young Crofters 20:20 Gathering 2015 (Pt.1)”

A Start of the Year Update

I haven’t posted anything for ages (December, how embarrassing), so I thought I’d just give a wee update of what I’ve been up to. January: An interesting way to start the year, the perks included beating on my friends shoot and coming home with a… Continue Reading “A Start of the Year Update”

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