The Crofting Commission confirmed today that it has written to shareholders of Mangersta Common Grazings to advise that the grazings constable has concluded his investigations and has stepped down enabling shareholders to appoint a new committee of their choice.
In the letter to shareholders the Commission stated that it regrets the conflicting advice the Mangersta Grazings Committee has been given over a considerable period of time in response to the investigations which took place due to a complaint made by a shareholder. Following an evaluation of this case the Commission is drafting revised guidance and has reviewed its processes.
Crofting Commission, Chief Executive, Catriona Maclean, said:
“The Commission acknowledges that Mangersta is an active crofting community and this matter has caused prolonged uncertainty and anxiety under which a line can now be drawn. We look forward to working constructively with the new committee, once appointed, and other stakeholders in the future.”
The Commission is preparing, in consultation with crofting stakeholders, best practice guidance for grazings committees, shareholders and crofters. For more information visit www.crofting.scotland.gov.uk
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