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20th December 2010


Announce a 10 week part-time evening course.

'Crofting - Induction Course'

Commencing JANUARY 2011 In Caithness

Courses also being held in Isle of Skye, Grantown, Dingwall, Harris and Lochaber

This highly acclaimed evening course is designed specifically for new, aspirant crofters, or anyone else interested in this traditional way of life.

Please note prior enrolment is essential.

A ten session entry level induction course designed for new entrants, recent assignees, aspirant crofters and anyone wishing to know more about crofting today.

This course was first devised by the Scottish Crofters Union (now renamed Scottish Crofting Federation)and endorsed bythe Crofters Commission. The course has proved to be very popular and acclaimed by past students and tutors alike. It is delivered by the Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) a founder member of the "Highlands and Islands Crofter and Small Landholders Training Pannel". The panel is a partnership arrangement comprising SCF, Forestry Commission Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Lantra (Sector Skills Council for Land Based Industries), Scottish Agricultural College and Scottish Natural Heritage.

Course tutors are drawn from organisations having statutory and advisory responsibilities in crofting, environment or small business. There is no assumption made of prior knowledge and participants will be led from the most basic level to a point that gives a broad, informed and up to date view of present day crofting.

Each student will be provided with supporting handouts, brochures/leaflets and recommendations for further reading, help and advice. Students are awarded a certificatefor successfully completing this course.

Every effort will be made to keep to the published programme and all sessions will be covered. However, last minute rearrangement of some sessions may occur from time to time.

The 'Entry Level Crofting Induction' courses are part-time and classroom based, consisting of ten, week-day evening sessions of two hours. They take place at various locations throughout the Highlands and Islands during the winter months, usually January through to March/April.

The cost of the course is in line with the local authority scale of charges prevailing at the time, including 'age concessions' or 'free of charge' for individuals qualifying for certain state benefits. For more detailed information on the session contents.

For further information and an enrolment form please contact:
Course Co-ordinator, Tel: 07789398485 e-mail: caithnesscroftcourse[AT]
or Scottish Crofting Federation HQ Tel. 01599-566365/01478 640276 or
e-mail: training[AT]

For further information please contact the SCF Training Manager, by e-mail: training[AT] Or telephone SCF HQ on 01599 530 005 or e-mail: hq[AT] anytime.

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