Highlands & Islands

Project encourages woodland croft creation

A new initiative is encouraging the creation of woodland crofts in the Highlands, islands and Argyll.

Traditionally crofting in Scotland was based on production of food for the home.

Changes introduced in the Crofting Reform Act 2007 means small areas of land can be put to uses other than just cultivation.

The new Woodland Crofts Partnership has been set up to help people manage woods as a designated croft.

The Scottish Crofting Federation, Community Woodlands Association and Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust are involved.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise is funding a programme of events providing more information on the initiative.

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