The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) have expressed good wishes to Catriona MacLean, the CEO of the Crofting Commission, who is moving on, and its concern that the organisation is left without a helm.
“We have worked closely with Catriona for over three years and have seen the Crofting Commission become much more competent in its administrative functions”, said Fiona Mandeville, Chair of the Federation. “Her helmsmanship has been very significant in keeping some sensibility over the grazings debacle that has led crofters to lose confidence in the commissioners. We are therefore viewing her departure with not a little trepidation. The importance of appointing a strong successor as soon as possible cannot be over emphasised.