The Scottish Crofting Federation is running a two-day 'Introduction to Crofting' course in Ardnamurchan which will be of interest to those who are already a crofter, those thinking of getting a croft, or those who just want to find out more about how crofting works. It costs £50 if you are a member of SCF, and £60 to everybody else - you can pay the fee with an ILA. The course is free to young people under the age of 18 and anybody who is claiming benefits.
The course will take place over the weekend of 19th and 20th October, starting at 9.30am on the Saturday morning and running through to the Sunday afternoon, and will cover:
· Crofting – Past and Present · Land Management and Environment · Crofting Livestock · Animal Health and Welfare · Wildlife Habitats and Landscape · Croft Business – Finance and Marketing · Croft Diversification (Forestry, Renewables, Tourism) · Crofting Support Mechanisms
This course will include visits to several local crofts, each of which takes a different approach to crofting.
For more information, contact Pat Glenday, Rural Learning Manager at West Highland College UHI, Kilchoan, Colaiste na Gàidhaeltachd an Iar OGE, Cille Chomhain, on 01397 874260 or Pat.Glenday.email@example.com
There's an open invitation from Dale and Rob to view the new Shepherd's Hut at the bottom of Craigard Croft, this Sunday afternoon, 9th September, between 3.00 and 5.00pm - tea, coffee and cakes will be provided. The hut will be available to let - details at the website http://www.thelochanshepherdshut.co.uk/.
The next Ward Forum for Ward 22 (Fort William & Ardnamurchan) will be held on Monday 9 September at 6.30pm in the Sunart Centre, Strontian. The forum theme is “Corran Ferry fares”. Click here for further information. Edited to add: Agenda now available here.
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