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Statement from the Crofting Commission

27/03/2017

The Crofting Commission can confirm we have been notified by Police Scotland today that they have concluded the enquiry into the circumstances surrounding grant monies obtained from the Western Isles Council  to the Upper Coll Grazings Committee, which was referred to them for investigation by the appointed Grazings Constable.

The Crofting Commission note that no evidence of any criminality has been discovered in relation to any member of the previous Grazings Committee and we very much welcome this outcome.

The Crofting Commission recognise that this has been a stressful situation for those involved over the last number of months as Police Scotland completed their investigation. We would therefore reiterate our previous apology of 28 September 2016 that acknowledged there has been prolonged uncertainty and anxiety for all those involved.  We will ensure that any lessons learnt from the case will inform future procedures and decision making.

We will continue to support the new duly appointed Upper Coll Grazings Committee to assist them in their role.

 

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