The Scottish Crofting Foundation (SCF) has welcomed Crofters Commission action to require reletting proposals from the owners of three unused crofts at Harrapool in Skye. SCF has made repeated calls for the Commission to use its powers to make such neglected crofts available to those seeking a croft tenancy.
SCF Chairman Norman Leask said, “It is good news that the Crofters Commission is at long last to exercise its powers in this regard. However we must bear in mind that the situation in Harrapool has been created by the Commission itself allowing repeated subdivision of a croft for speculative reasons. In our response to the Crofting Reform Bill last year we asked for a minimum area to be set beyond which subdivision would not be allowed.”
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