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Crofters Welcome Bull Scheme Reprieve

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Scottish Crofting Foundation (SCF) welcomed the decision by (former) Minister for Environment Michael Russell to delay changes to the crofting Cattle Improvement Scheme until a review team has investigated and reported back with possible alternatives.
SCF parliamentary spokesman Norman Leask said “this has been an issue the SCF has put a great deal of effort into as we appreciate how much the bull scheme means to crofters and to retaining cattle on the hill. We are very happy to see that the minister listened to what we have been saying, and to his colleagues in other parties who have also taken up the issue, and has decided to give the opportunity for a specialised group to look at this more closely and to come up with recommendations”.

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