Thousands of hectares of land which supported families and livestock in the islands and west of Scotland until the 1960s are now derelict. Today they are overgrown or overgrazed with their unique character and management techniques overlooked – even disparaged – by agriculture and science alike.  What happened?

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agriculture, anthropic, crofting, earthy peat, moorsh, organic soil, talamh dubh
                                                               Updates: September, 2016