The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) met last week with crofting representatives of Sleat, Skye, to discuss proposals to replace the Crofting Commission.
“The ideas put forward by the Sleat General Grazings Committee on replacing the Crofting Commission with a more democratic and community-empowering model are valid and have a great deal of merit,” SCF chair Fiona Mandeville said. “We had a very open and constructive preliminary meeting and intend to take this further to get SCF members’ opinions and to explore options.
The ideas are akin to the suggestions made by the Committee of Inquiry on Crofting in 2008,” Ms Mandeville continued, “a very comprehensive study into crofting. The fact that there are significant similarities gives further credibility to the Sleat General Grazings Committee’s proposals.