Crofting Federation says addressing causes of rural depopulation has to come before a visa scheme

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) supports the Scottish Government letter to the UK Government on a proposed visa scheme to encourage in-migration but points out that addressing the causes of rural depopulation has to come first – and is in the power of the Scottish Government to do.

“We support the idea of the proposed visa scheme,” said Patrick Krause, chief executive of the crofters’ federation, “and welcome anything that encourages working people to come to live in Scotland’s rural areas. But we question whether enough is being done to address the things that force our young people to leave, issues that people coming in will face too. Read in full here.

Article by SCF

13 January 2022

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