Alignment on crofting issues bodes well for next session of government

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) held its hustings last night and found election candidates were remarkably aligned on key issues for crofting, despite expected policy differences

SCF’s Russell Smith, who chaired the meeting, said “The meeting was very lively, with a good range of questions from the audience and interesting, if often predictable, responses from the candidates – Alasdair Allan, Ariane Burgess, Rhoda Grant, Edward Mountain, Molly Nolan, and Andy Wightman. The thing that really stood out was the degree of consensus on the main issues, for example having crofting law reform early in the next session; progressing land reform; resourcing the Crofting Commission adequately to do the job of crofting development; supporting growth of local produce; and the recognition of crofting being a low-impact system of managing land and producing food, a positive contributor to biodiversity and climate stabilisation.” Read in full.

Article by SCF

25 March 2021

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