Croft Woodlands Project

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This project includes several of the partners and wider stakeholders in the Woodland Crofts Partnership, including Woodland Trust Scotland and the Scottish Crofting Federation, and the two initiatives are working closely together to support woodland management on crofts.

The Croft Woodlands Project offers free advice and support to crofters, common grazings and the wider crofting community to create new, mixed woodland and shelterbelts or improve the management of existing native woodland. Support is also available to smallholders in the Crofting Counties.

This includes:

  • a site visit from a woodland advisor
  • follow up information including a site report, map and outline budget/cashflow
  • help with funding and grant applications

Croft Woodlands Project outline

Croft Woodlands Project Leaflet (14Mb)

Croft Woodlands Project Adviser Areas

The Project is running until mid 2025 and employs 5 area based staff including a project manager who can be contacted for further information:

Gordon Cumming (South Highland & Northern Isles)
Mob: 07437 306629

Rory Finlay (North Highland)
Mob: 07881 836138

Robin Reid (Lewis & Harris)
Mob: 07833 955559

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Viv Halcrow (Uists & Barra)
Mob: 07876 217034

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Iona Hyde (Argyll & Project Manager)
Mob: 07840 699427