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Mangersta shareholders to appoint new grazings committee

30/06/2016

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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UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS
The Commission is now accepting new applications, but as all staff continue to work from home and the office remains closed, these will be processed more slowly than usual. Any applications that relate to statutory deadlines, or which concern a Crofting Register form to notify the Commission that an event has taken place, will be given priority over other applications.

Where applications require a site visit, it will not be possible for any site visit to be carried out until the government eases the current restrictions on movement.Where any application involves a hearing, no hearings will take place until the current restrictions on movement are eased and the government has advised that public meetings (with appropriate physical distancing) can take place.

Approved Applications:

If you are a crofter who has had an application approved by the Commission within the last 3 months
Please read this important information regarding effecting Commission regulatory decisions.

You can continue to contact us by email info@crofting.gov.scot and although we are now in a position to deal with phone calls to our reception line, few staff have access to work phones to make return calls and therefore the service will be limited. We would therefore ask that you continue to contact us via email. You can of course continue to use the mobile numbers on the Contact Us page of this website to speak with us.

The Commission understands that this is a difficult time for all concerned, but we wish to reassure crofters and their agents that we will continue to work to restore normal levels of service. It is unlikely that this can be fully restored until the government permits offices to reopen and for various restrictions on movements and meetings to be eased.
20 May 2020.

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