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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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With the appointment of the new Convener, the creation of the new Board of Commissioners and the recruitment of a new Chief Executive earlier this year, I believe crofting can look forward to a period of stability and a positive focus on issues that will greatly improve the lives of those living in remote and rural areas.
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.
That would spell the end of the crofting lifestyle for the thousands of people who live on the islands.
The selected candidate would also get a car allowance to cover the crofting townships and cottages scattered along the road between Toscaig, in the south, and Kenmore on the north coast road - a distance of about 20 miles.
He had an interesting background, coming from a crofting community near Durness on the extreme north coast of Scotland and is thought to have used his skills solely in Huddersfield.
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.
In 1991, Charles shocked locals by bringing his own Highgrove veg when he arrived to sample crofting life on the Isle of Berneray.
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.
lThe Queen visits Newbury and sees her Crofting (Dick Hern/Joe Mercer) earn a 25-1 quote for the 1,000 Guineas when winning the fillies' maiden from Quiet Affair.