There is a growing interest amongst crofters and gardeners in Camuscross and Duisdale in growing more food and keeping more livestock.
There are more potato patches appearing on crofts each year and a number of gardeners have started to grow food. There are now 3 polytunnels in use. A number of people used the 'Garden of Skye Community Garden' rotovator in 2010 to turn over new ground. There are two honesty boxes in Camuscross, selling a variety of local food: eggs, jams, chutneys and sometimes baking and vegetables.
It seems that more people are realising that growing your own food is very satisfying - it not only tastes tons better, but the food miles are nil.
We would be interested to hear from other crofting communities who are seeing a revival of interest in using crofts for subsistence food growing. Please use the 'Contact Us' or 'Have your say' pages to get in touch.