The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) has welcomed Mairi Gougeon, in her new role as Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, with a ‘To Do list’.
Donald MacKinnon, chair of the SCF said, “We are pleased to see a strong cabinet appointed to lead Scotland, and welcome Mairi Gougeon as Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands. We are, of course, sad to see Fergus Ewing go as a strong rapport builds up with time and he had a good feel for crofting. But we are confident that Ms Gougeon has the experience and capacity to get to know crofting and our islands and to take them into consideration in forming policy. We need to see all policy ‘croft-proofed’ and ‘island-proofed’ before it is enacted.” Read in full here.