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crofting:

see bleachingbleaching,
process of whitening by chemicals or by exposure to sun and air, commonly applied to textiles, paper pulp, wheat flour, petroleum products, oils and fats, straw, hair, feathers, and wood.
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crofting

[′krȯf·tiŋ]
(textiles)
The whitening of linen by soaking it in an alkaline solution, then drying it in the sun.
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| Patrick Krause is chief executive of the Scottish Crofting Federation
Powell's film, beautifully restored by the British Film Institute, is the story of two clans torn apart in a tiny Scottish Isles crofting community.
In order to account for the popularity of the slides, we need to ask how Wilson's narrative produced the Highlands and islands for domestic audiences at the high point of British imperialism, to consider what sort of cultural capital was invested in the photographic enterprise, to speculate on how the images were implicated in the dynamic relationship between core and periphery, and to insist that through these photographs the crofting population was not merely subjected to the unreturnable gaze of tourists and metropolitan authority.(4)
Councillor Donald Crichton, chairman of the sustainable development committee, said: "The Comhairle has supported local goose management groups in the islands in the past, recognising the severe detrimental impact that excessive numbers can have on crofting.
I have seen the decline in Gaelic, of crofting and a real connection with the land and a way of life which is inevitable given technological advance and the aspirations of people who are born there.
That would spell the end of the crofting lifestyle for the thousands of people who live on the islands.'
It will allow the SCVO to support rural communities outside crofting counties in preparing investment plans and bid for cash from schemes like the Big Lottery fund.
A remote crofting community in the north west of Scotland became the hottest place in the country on the warmest October 27 since records began.
There are also miles of beaches and mountains and the traditional occupations are crofting, fishing and weaving.
High up in the hills of Coquetdale, past Rothbury, the inn has been serving the crofting community centred around the village of just two dozen houses since 1788, according to the deeds.
In August 1999, the Scottish Executive accepted the LRPG's recommendations and published a `Land Reform Action Plan' setting out the framework for an integrated programme of action and legislation -- including proposals for law and land reform, and legislation on countryside and natural heritage issues, on agricultural holdings, and on crofting matters.
Melness Crofting Estate near Tongue is the proposed location for the spaceport, which could create 400 jobs in the area.