In Scotland, crofting is the activity of farming on small pieces of land. (Collins Dictionary)
British: the system or occupation of working land in crofts. (Dictionary.com)
The quality or state of being successively cropped. (Merriam – Webster)
(especially in Scotland) a very small farm around a house, or the house itself. (Cambridge Dictionary)
Scottish Crofting Federation.
Folk who live on the edge: The Highland crofter is traditionally a long-suffering victim of historical injustice, economic misfortune and a harsh environment. But is his way of life quite as bad as it’s made out to be?