The SCF has called for the resignation of the convener of the Crofting Commission following the exposure of the Commission having taken action on grazing committees against legal advice.
“It is clearly time for Kennedy to go,” said the Chair of the SCF, Fiona Mandeville. “We’ve asked many times for an explanation but to no avail. Documents obtained through Freedom of Information are unequivocal; the board of the Crofting Commission, headed by Colin Kennedy, chose to ignore policy and legal advice and proceeded to impose, what lawyers are saying are illegal, constables upon grazing shareholders whose committees the Commission had removed from office. So much anguish has been caused by this whole debacle and now, as suspected, we can clearly see that Kennedy led the Commission down this destructive route”.