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CROFTING LAW GROUP CONFERENCE June 9th 2017

The Crofting Law Group are holding their annual conference this year at Lews Castle, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis on 9th June 2017.

Chaired by Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, Bt. QC, the conference will look at the Scottish Government’s proposals for Crofting Law Reform, where things are at and what happens next. Michael O’Neill from the Crofting Bill Team of the Scottish Government will guide delegates through that.

There will be views from Patrick Krause Chief Executive of the Scottish Crofting Federation.

Bill Barron, Chief Executive of the Crofting Commission will provide a Crofting Commission Update.

The Conference will look at the question of Common Grazings, what went wrong last year and what does the future hold with reference to the Crofting Commission’s proposed new Common Grazing Regulations Template. There will be contributions and discussion on this topic from the Crofting Commission’s Solicitor, David Findlay, Solicitor Brian Inkster, Crofters and Landlords.

Relevant excerpts of the film ‘Grazing on the Edge’ will be shown and introduced by Janette Sutherland of the Scottish Agricultural College.

Duncan MacPhee, Solicitor, will look at Mortgages for Croft Houses.

There will also be the usual case law update provided this year by Robert Sutherland, Advocate.

Representatives from Registers of Scotland will be on hand to answer any queries concerning the Crofting Register.

For full details and to book your place see here

 

Local Hustings

Election Hustings in Pittentrail Hall, Rogart

Tuesday 23 May 7.30-9.00pm

Come along and

* Meet the candidates

* Voice your concerns

* Ask your questions

* Listen to each party

Sponsored by Caidreachas Croitearachd na h-Alba, Meur Chataibh/ Scottish Crofting Federation, South-east Sutherland Branch