The Scottish Crofting Federation has supported the two-phase approach to crofting law reform, as outlined by the Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing in giving evidence to the Rural Economy Committee.
“No one would deny that crofting law is complex,” said Russell Smith, Chair of the Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF). “It is in need of reform and this is, thankfully, underway. SCF is firm in its belief that reform needs to be done in a measured, methodical way, especially because of its complexity. Rushing forward into a wholesale writing of new law would create the likelihood of crofting law not getting changed in this parliamentary life, or indeed for a very long time bearing in mind how long it has taken to get to this point.” Read more….