December 2014

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill – Crofting Community and Right to Buy

On 26 November, Duncan Burd, member of our rural affairs sub-committee gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee on part four of the Community Empowerment (S) Bill – the community right to buy land.  The main thrust of the Society’s evidence centres around the process that crofting communities have to go through to buy and control the land where they live and work.  The Society argues that the existing process is complicated and time consuming, and that the proposals within the Bill still do not go far enough to alleviate these concerns.

The Society’s full evidence and a link to the oral evidence session can be found on our website