Kilt Gets an Airing
Diarist Donald MacSween is shortlisted for Young Crofter of the Year; he starts to refocus his business and concentrate on native sheep breeds; while two new wind-busting polycrubs are set to appear on his croft
By Donald MacSween
Autumn is usually my busiest time of year, with lambs being sold, meat being advertised and sheep changing hands. It’s certainly exciting. In addition to that, I had a wee pick me up this year with the news that I had been shortlisted for Young Crofter of the Year. The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) runs this award and I was nominated by a local development manager. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that I am one of two up for the award.
The SCF hosts the awards night this month in Rothes, Morayshire, about an hour east of Inverness. I’ll dust off my kilt and head out for the event, which runs over two days and has a programme of activities which I’m looking forward to.
It certainly isn’t easy for the wider crofting community to meet up and share ideas, so getting together with like-minded folk will be time well spent. Fingers crossed that my update after the event is positive.