Patrick Krause comment on Brian Wilson Article

Dear Sir,

I agree with Brian Wilson (WHFP 19th February) that Sir Crispin Agnew does indeed have some bizarre views on crofting. In a recent case before the Scottish Land Court, he asserted that a landlord could, without compensation, deprive crofters of their common grazing rights so long as they retained sufficient land for their soumings. With form like that it comes as no surprise when Sir Crispin questions tenancy, and by implication advocates the dismantling of the entire system of crofting tenure in favour of a de-regulated free-hold model of land tenure such as occurred in Ireland.

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24 February 2010

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