The Scottish Parliament


Crofting Consultation 2017 A consultation on the future of crofting law

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The response we have had from our members and advisors to this consultation has been that they are, overall, disenchanted. The tone of the material is down-beat and negative: there is emphasis on duties rather than protection or development and questions asked in section 3 are confusing and irrelevant. The pictures used are patronising, which may seem trivial, but the choice of images speaks volumes. There is the perpetual hope that crofting legislation, and thereby Scottish Government, will interfere with crofting less and help it more.There seems to be a lack of specialist understanding of crofting or crofting law…..

The SCF’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on crofting law can be read in full here.