As you are no doubt aware a number of issues arose last year with regard to common grazings regulations and their interpretation. The Commission set up a working group, consisting of a number of partner organisations and individuals, including some Commission assessors, to look more specifically at matters relating to common grazings.
The Common Grazings Working Group has considered the template provided for common grazings regulations. This has been revised along the lines of what the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 states must be included within common grazings regulations, copy below. Before finalising these draft regulations and recommending them to the Commission, the Working Group has asked that a short consultation be carried out. It is appreciated that this may not be the best time of year for undertaking a consultation, but your response and input will be much appreciated.
The consultation on the draft common grazings regulations has closed.