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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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The only organisation dedicated to representing crofting is the Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF).
"We are of the clear view that the LFASS 2019 shortfall can and must be made good to prevent the risk of land abandonment and the loss of all the many rural development benefits that hinge on active farming and crofting in disadvantaged areas.
The court heard the purpose of the house grants scheme is for "the retention of population in the crofting areas and the provision of assistance to crofters to enable them to build a house on their croft in order to be able to live on and work on the croft."
The programme, to be shown next month, will reveal their part in the Clearances, which saw tenant crofting families forced off land to make way for animals.
As the deadline looms for them to declare more details of their "second jobs", newspaper reports claim members are making extra cash doing everything from advising drinks firms to crofting.
London, June 28 (ANI): A survey has uncovered the outside interests of dozens of MPs who hold down paid positions, ranging from legal and media work to crofting, and even grave digging.
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.
Among their topics are historical sites, a crofting township, pottery usage, the kelping industry, collapse and clearance, and emigration to North America.
Under the 1976 Crofting Reform Act, crofters are entitled to 50 per cent of the development potential of the land.
In 1991, Charles shocked locals by bringing his own Highgrove veg when he arrived to sample crofting life on the Isle of Berneray.