The Scottish Crofting Federation have convened their reform working group to scrutinise the crofting reform bill launched today and are preparing for the debate to come, on whether the bill is fit for purpose.

Marina Dennis, chair of the SCF crofting reform working group, said “at first glance our reaction is that the government have listened to our response to the draft bill and have dropped some of the more widely rejected proposals such as the housing burden and use of croft tenancies to secure loans for housing. There are some potentially useful aspects to the bill if implemented sensitively and there are of course some proposals we will be seeking amendment to, such as costs to crofters”.

Article by SCF

10 December 2009

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