SCF Urge Minister to Act on Legal Glitch

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) met with Scottish Government yesterday to urge a rapid resolution to the owner-occupier crofter decrofting problem.

Following a private meeting with Minister for Environment Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Norman Leask, Parliamentary Spokesman of the SCF said “I made it clear that our members are extremely concerned about the fact that owner-occupier crofters are being told by the Crofting Commission that their decrofting applications cannot be processed due to a legal glitch. This has the potential to cause serious problems for crofters who are trying to de-croft bits of land in order to secure loans. However, I was gratified that the Minister is clearly taking this very seriously. He and his officials appreciate the problem and are working towards resolution as expediently as possible.”

Article by SCF

21 March 2013

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