A person who lives and works on a small rented farm in Scotland or northern England.
The term 'crofter' originated in the late 17th century from the scottish word 'croft' which meant a small agricultural holding. it refers to a person who works and lives on a small rented farm in scotland or northern england.
- The crofter tended to his crops and livestock on his small rented farm.
- Crofters have a strong sense of community and often work together to maintain the land.
- The crofter's cottage was small but well-maintained, surrounded by fields and livestock.
- In the past, many crofters lived in poverty but modern crofters have access to more resources and support.
- Crofters have a unique way of life, steeped in tradition and close to the land.