Crofting Law Conference


Thursday 17 March 2016
The Signet Library, Edinburgh

9.00 am – 4.25 pm
CPD: 4.5 hours

We are delighted to confirm Dr Aileen McLeod MSP, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform as the keynote speaker for this year’s Crofting Law Conference. We shall also hear the “Views on Crofting Law from the Opposition” from MSPs from other political parties, followed by an opportunity for delegates to put their own questions to the panel in our “Crofting Question Time” session. Several recognised specialist speakers will present on Crofting Succession and Crofting Mortgages and representatives from both the Crofting Commission and Registers of Scotland will be there to discuss current issues. There will be a case law update. Speakers and panellists include:

•    Jean Urquhart MSP
•    Rhoda Grant MSP, Scottish Labour
•    Tavish Scott MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrats

•    Andy Wightman, election candidate for Scottish Green Party

•    Brian Inkster, Solicitor, Inksters
•    David Findlay, Solicitor, Crofting Commission
•    Rod Maclean, Solicitor, Murchison Law
•    Jill Clark, Head of Civil Law Reform Unit, Justice Directorate, Scottish Government

•    Eilidh Ross MacLellan, Solicitor, Inksters
•    Catriona Maclean, Chief Executive, Crofting Commission
•    Martin Corbett, Head of Policy Development, Registers of Scotland
•    Donald Cameron, Westwater Advocates
Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt., QC, Chairman of the Crofting Law Group will chair the conference again this year.
Delegate rates:

WS/CLG member: £180 + VAT
Non-member: £205 + VAT
Trainee/student/retired: £115 + VAT

All rates include lunch at the Signet Library.

To book, please contact Nicole Hatch at the WS Society:-

Tel: 0131 220 3249

E-mail: nhatch@wssociety.co.uk

Immediately following the Conference the Group's AGM will take place at 4.25pm.


Articles/Letters/News items are sought for the next edition of the Group's Newsletter.  Please submit any items for inclusion to the Hon Secretary: Brian Inkster.


Membership of the Group is open to anyone who has an interest in the subject of Crofting Law.

The objects of the Group are:-

  • To promote the knowledge and understanding of Crofting Law;
  • To promote a forum for consultation and for making proposals to the EC, the Government and other bodies, in relation to the law reform as it affects crofting interests;
  • To create a forum for discussing, in particular, crofting law issues but also related UK and EC legislation which has an impact on crofting estates and communities; and
  • To produce and circulate a newsletter on a regular basis giving relevant details.

The current annual subscription is £20 per individual or £40 per firm or practice. The annual student subscription is £5.

To join the Group please contact us