On the Ardnamurchan peninsula Sarah and Hugh Asher are developing an unusual initiative in the crofting world – it’s what they call ‘social crofting’. Sarah and Hugh, from Lancashire, have backgrounds in social work and the criminal justice system. They took over the 12-acre Darach Croft, four years ago, to combine their interest in farming with the experimental use of prescribing nature to help treat people with disabilities and personal issues. Kathleen Carragher went to an Open Day, organised by the James Hutton Agricultural Research Institute, to find out more about social crofting.
8-minute feature for BBC Radio Scotland’s Sunday Morning Show and BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today
Broadcast November 2021
Presenter: Kathleen Carragher
Producer: John Deering