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CROFT, obsolete. A little close adjoining to a dwelling-house, and enclosed for pasture or arable, or any particular use. Jacob's Law Dict.

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I have seen the decline in Gaelic, of crofting and a real connection with the land and a way of life which is inevitable given technological advance and the aspirations of people who are born there.
The board also includes two commissioners recently appointed by ministers and one reappointment position who will also serve the crofting community in the coming years.
Fifteen white-tailed sea eagles were released last month and William Fraser, chairman of Gairloch and Poolewe branch of the Crofting Foundation, said he believed the birds responsible for the killings.
Use Rackwick, a pretty crofting village with a boulder strewn beach, as a base for visiting The Old Man of Hoy.
As well as being a wonderful holiday destination, the Scottish Highlands are home to a quarter of a million people, from the vibrant city of Inverness to remote crofting communities and sparsely populated islands.
Southwards, down the coast at the tiny Gearrannan cove, a group of blackhouses in a former crofting village has been imaginatively updated for self-catering holidays.
Among their topics are historical sites, a crofting township, pottery usage, the kelping industry, collapse and clearance, and emigration to North America.
A remote crofting community in the north west of Scotland yesterday became the hottest place in the country on the warmest October 27 since records began.
Under the 1976 Crofting Reform Act, crofters are entitled to 50 per cent of the development potential of the land.
The boutique art-house distributor Milestone Film & Video, which already deserves a medal for restoring and recirculating such lost classics as Mikhail Kalatozov's I am Cuba and Pier Paolo Pasolini's Mamma Roma, has released to video Powell's gorgeous 1937 first release, The Edge of the World (beautifully restored by the British Film Institute), the story of two clans torn apart in a tiny Scottish Isles crofting community.