Crofting Reform – Historic Legislation greeted with Silence

The passing of the slated Crofting Reform Bill was greeted with silence by crofters, who warn that there are burning issues that need addressing before the “Shucksmith Inquiry” is launched. A cropped version of the Crofting Reform Etc Bill, which had been widely criticised, passed through its final stage in the Scottish Parliament last week. Whilst an almost audible sigh of relief could be heard in the Scottish Executive, crofters were unmoved by the alleged solemnity of the historic moment and pointed out that this was only the baseline for the reform.

Article by SCF

31 January 2007

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