New approach needed to get crofts back into use says Crofting Federation gathering on access to crofts

Following overwhelming response, The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) Young Crofters group hosted a second workshop to find solutions to the difficulties in getting access to crofts, with the main issues centring about the need for regulation and effective law.

“The main issue identified by participants,” said the chair of the SCF Donald Mackinnon, “is that unused crofts are not being passed on, or are being sold as house sites for prices outwith the reach of young folk and locals. This has been going on for a long time and, frankly, no one with the power to do anything about this shameful situation seems to care enough to act. Read in full here

Article by SCF

9 March 2021

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