Crofting Connections


North Harris Trust and Sir E Scott School are again working together on the ‘Crofting Connections’ Project – and they are looking for volunteers to help. The pupils from the school will be cultivating vegetables and other crops in the polytunnels at Croft 3, Tarbert and are looking for help tending the site throughout the spring and summer.

In return for cultivating, weeding, pruning, harvesting and making compost – particularly during the school holidays – volunteers will be able to take home some of the vegetables when it comes to harvesting.

North Harris Ranger Matt Watts explained: “Crofting Connections is a national project which enables young people in rural communities to learn about crofting past, present and future. Sir E Scott School has been taking part in this project for the last few years, with support from the North Harris Trust.”

He added: “It’s also a project that allows for wider community involvement – local volunteers can put in time to tend the site when the pupils can’t do it themselves, in return for a share of the harvest!”

If your interested get in touch with Matt on 502222 or email You can also pop into the Trust Office in Tarbert for more information.