Mull, an Island of Few Crofts
Why are there so few crofts on Mull today? It is Scotland’s fourth largest island, yet it has relatively few. Is there much scope to reverse this situation and create more in the future? Between 1900 and 1939 some 1,700 new croft holdings were created and around 1,300 existing ones enlarged in the Hebrides. However, on Mull only 35 new crofts were created during this period, and only five existing crofts were enlarged. Why was this? And why were so few new crofts created in the early part of the 20th century? Answering these questions lies at the heart of this book.
Bob Chambers, August 2021. To preview or order this book please click here.