2018 is an important milestone in the history of community land ownership, as it was 25 years ago that the Assynt Crofters’ Trust formally took possession of the North Lochinver Estate on the 1st February, 1993.
To mark this anniversary, the Trust is organising a week-long celebration of Crofting – Past, Present & Future, from 30th June to 6th July.
Speakers including Alistair Mackintosh & Anne-Marie Fyfe are scheduled to appear. Judith Napier’s definitive biography of Allan MacRae, one of the founders of the Trust, will be launched on Wednesday 4th.
Planned events include a hill race, a fishing competition, a creative writing competition, a series of workshops based on the archaeology of Clachtoll Broch, sheepdog handling, sheep shearing etc, working with wool and a photographic competition to be judged by Robin Gillanders, whose portrait of Allan MacRae now hangs in the Scottish Parliament.
There will be a series of music events – a ceilidh to mark the launch of the Trust’s new boat for the disabled on Loch Drumbeg and a concert to launch a brand new CD by Rory Matheson, Kim Maclennan and Anna Buxton – culminating in the Fèis in the Fank – an all-night festival of Scottish music with Skerryvore, Blazin' Fiddles, James Graham, Rory Matheson and the Skala Ceilidh Dance Band, and many more.
We welcome any kind of support. If you would like to help, please contact us!
Assynt Crofters' Trust
North Assynt Estate
Tel: 01571 855298
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