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Goats at Darach Croft, Lochaber (Credit: Darach Croft/Hugh Asher)
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In Focus: Darach - A Social Croft

By Hugh Asher

This audio forms part of a series of audio interviews conducted in 2022 by Smartify as part of the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands project. Listen and discover the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands through the eyes of the people who live, work and visit here.

In our 'In Focus' audio mini-series, take a closer look into a wide range of topics spanning the vast natural and cultural heritage of the Highlands and Islands. In this edition of 'In Focus', join Hugh Asher as he discusses the history of Highland crofting, the marvellous modern approach of social crofting at Darach and the benefits of engaging with nature to community health and well being.

...It's really rewarding especially when you perceive that you're, sort of, an agent in the change process with people who haven't really experienced change or for which mainstream and normal services haven't really worked.