SCF Response to Crofting Consultation 2017 – A consultation on the future of crofting law
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Crofting Consultation 2017. The Scottish Crofting Federation is the only organisation solely dedicated to campaigning for crofters and fighting for the future of crofting. Its mission is to safeguard and promote the rights, livelihoods and culture of crofters and their communities.
Working through its membership structure it can respond authoritatively to agencies and government officials at local, national and international levels on the many issues affecting crofting and crofting communities.
The response we have had from our members and advisors to this consultation has been that they are, overall, disenchanted. The tone of the material is down-beat and negative: there is emphasis on duties rather than protection or development and questions asked in section 3 are confusing and irrelevant. The pictures used are patronising, which may seem trivial, but the choice of images speaks volumes…… Read the full response here.