from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of land tenure and small-scale food production, unique to the Highlands and islands of Scotland, in which individual crofts are established on the better land while a large area of poor-quality hill ground is shared by all the crofters of the township for grazing.
- n. The process of exposing linen to the sun, on the grass, in the process of bleaching.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Croftland.
- n. Exposing linen to the sun, on the grass, in the process of bleaching.
This process came to be called crofting, after the Scottish word for a small meadow (croft).
I think 'crofting' comes naturally to creative people .....
"crofting" as a metaphor for the new world of work?
We toured it to places few shows had ever gone to – let alone a show about crofting and oil rigs.
There are similarities to Scottish crofting townships – smallholdings with rough pastures, old fences in need of repair, livestock grazing by the shore, odd bits of disused machinery, and a sense of life reduced to simple necessities.
Recent suggestions from the Chartered Management Institute that workers need to hone their transferable skills to survive the recession are wasted on Chalmers, who has what's referred to in these parts as a crofting career.
And apropos of nothing much, other than not skipping meals and crofting making a lot of sense for musicians, Sweet Soul Cooking with Shonna Tucker.
Soon the bull, duty done, will be off to his winter quarters while most of the others will be moved on to the machair, where they will play their part in the crofting cycle which maintains one of Britain's rarest ecosystems.
There are also due to be Bills on the building of the new Forth Road Bridge, crofting and housing.
Regarding distilleries, if crofting communities and islands can own their own land, why can't distilleries?
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