Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Rob Gibson has hailed the passing of the Crofting Act as a blow for proper regulation, rooting out neglect and democratising the Crofting Commission.
Mr Gibson also welcomed the unanimous support in Parliament (at the Third Stage of the bill today) for his amendments which calls for a report on the condition of crofting in every township of the Crofting counties. This would be provided by the Grazing Committee and take a simple format.
Speaking after Rob said,
"I have long believed that the local crofters can kick start proper scrutiny of crofting in general by the commission. This will help communications with the regulator by active crofters on the ground. It is part of the break through to sustain crofting in this century."