Local News for Tuesday 16th October 2018
YOUNG CROFTER OF THE YEAR AWARD COMES TO LEWIS
The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) was delighted to recognise young crofters with an awards ceremony at the ‘Celebrating the Spirit of Crofting’ event recently.
The ‘Young Crofter of the Year Award’ is aimed at those aged 40 and under who have taken their first steps on the crofting ladder or have established themselves in crofting, and are good examples of best practice and success within their field.
The Young Crofter 2018 award went to Domhnall MacSween from Ness, Lewis. Domhnall is better known to many as Sweeny from Ness, the busy crofting entrepreneur from BBC Alba’s ‘Air an Lot’ programme, which features Domhnall as he goes about building and expanding his croft business – most of which is conducted in his native Gaelic.
This business now sees him despatching meat from pigs, sheep and cattle on his croft to all corners of Britain, as well as an impressive poultry empire. Domhnall quickly showed his delight at winning the award on social media, where he has already built a sizeable following.