But by-and-by, that came to his ears that I have just told you; how the poor commons of Appin, the farmers and the crofters
and the boumen, were wringing their very plaids to get a second rent, and send it over-seas for Ardshiel and his poor bairns.
But the crofters
suggest that if they don't want to live among the beasts, it is they who should move out.
But cheeky crofters
have been taking a single sheep to the mainland - then going off on holiday or on shopping trips.
Farmers and crofters
gathered in Sutherland for the opening sale of North Country Cheviot lambs at Lairg.
"Our Brexit survey, launched at the recent Highland Show, clearly shows that confidence levels amongst our farmers and crofters
are eroding at an alarming rate.
The EU provided an uplift in funding as farmers and crofters
in Scotland receive less per hectare than the EU average but Mr Newlands said the UK Government failed to pass the uplift on in full, shortchanging Scotland by PS160million.
PLANS to establish the UK's first spaceport in the north of Scotland have been given initial backing by crofters
on the proposed land.
A spokesman for Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said: "Not only have we not cut payments to farmers and crofters
, we have increased the LFASS payments to 100% from 80% following the decision of the European Parliament to press the commission to delay by one year the imposed reduction of payment essentially for our hill farmers.
Last night, Tories raised questions over funds handed to the fishing industry and crofters
in the run-up to the council election.
In his presentation to the committee last September, its North East operations manager, James Thompson, claimed the planned outlet on the site of the old Crofters
Lodge pub would provide 75 full and part-time jobs and generate PS1.9m for the local economy.
One of the most significant reports ever prepared about the wild lands of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland was compiled by Lord Napier's Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Condition of Crofters
and Cottars in the later years of the 19th century.