Crofters have hit out at Highland councillors for their “betrayal” of the culture and future of crofting across the region.
The Scottish Government has awarded more than £270,000 to eight crofters to build or improve their homes.
Crofting is the “lifeblood” of island communities and must be taken into account as part of any future post-Brexit policy, claims the chairman of Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee, Pete Wishart.
More than a third of crofters are significantly affected by geese, say the Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF).
Crofting must be recognised in future agricultural policy, claims Scottish Affairs Committee chairman Pete Wishart MP.
A controversial planning application for a community-owned wind turbine in the Western Isles has been submitted by crofters.
More than £1 million has been awarded in 2019 to support crofters in some of Scotland’s most rural and remote communities to get better housing, rural economy minister Fergus Ewing announced today.
Entries are being sought for a new competition focused on finding the best new entrants to farming and crofting.
The Scottish Crofting Federation has recognised the efforts of two crofting enterprises in the north.
Western Isles Council says it is committed to maintaining abattoir services in Lewis and Harris.
The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) has announced the shortlist for its Young Crofter of the Year and Best Newcomer Crofter 2018 awards.
Existing support systems for crofting are failing to deliver government objectives.
Housing grants worth more than £300,000 have been awarded to nine crofters across the Highlands and islands.
Scottish Government has given in to industry demands and made permanent changes to the rules of the Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS).
Wobbly newborn lambs gambolling in the fields are one of the traditional signs of spring.
The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) has launched an attack on NFU Scotland (NFUS) accusing the union of having a “fundamental lack of understanding of crofting”.
New research is under way to ascertain how crofting agriculture could be supported once the UK leaves Europe.
The chief of Scotland’s crofting union has spoken out in favour of women-only agricultural training.
I have spent a lot of time in the past year talking about the challenges – and opportunities – facing hill farming and crofting.
Local authorities in the Highlands and islands have come under fire for issuing sporting rate payment demands to crofters.
The contribution of Scotland’s hill farmers and crofters should not solely be measured on the amount of beef and lamb they produce.
Sutherland crofting stalwart Sandy Murray has been awarded one of NFU Scotland’s highest accolades.
NFU Scotland has hailed a 10% increase in its crofter membership in the past year.
The Scottish Government is under pressure to provide funding to reduce the number of wild geese in the Uists.
The Scottish Crofting Federation has outlined three key areas it believes the Scottish Government needs to take forward to ensure crofting legislation is fit-for-purpose in future.
A landmark this month is the closing of the crofting legislation reform consultation on November 20.
The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) has published a wishlist outlining its key demands for future agricultural policy once the UK leaves Europe.
The lack of a Highlands representative on the Scottish Government’s rural council has been criticised by Labour MSP Rhoda Grant.
Farmers and crofters have been reminded of the dangers of letting children play on farms and crofts during the summer holidays
Beauly crofter and Black Isle Show secretary Rod Mackenzie has been appointed convener of the Crofting Commission.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has been accused of breaching purdah rules by announcing funding for crofters less than two weeks before last month's local council elections.
When someone asks me 'how do you make hill farming and crofting profitable?' I highlight the following four key things that we are now encouraging all hill farmers and crofters to do.