Crofting Federation says funding promised for goose control is welcome but ‘bitter-sweet’

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) has welcomed the announcement of some funding for goose control, after concerted lobbying, but points out that it will barely keep numbers static let alone reduce to a sustainable figure.

“We have brought the problem of geese to the attention of Scottish Government on countless occasions, most recently with the minister for environment Mairi McAllan”, said Donald MacKinnon, chair of the SCF, “and it is encouraging that there has been acknowledgement of the threat to crofting and to biodiversity, and the promise of some funding. Read in full here.

Article by SCF

16 February 2022

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