Crofting Law Conference 2017

Lews Castle, StornowayFriday 9th June 2017
9.30 – 5.00pm
Lews Castle, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

This year’s conference, Chaired by Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, Bt. QC, will look at the Scottish Government’s proposals for Crofting Law Reform, where things are at and what happens next.

With the Conference taking place in Lewis it is apt to look at the question of Common Grazings, what went wrong last year and what does the future hold with reference to the Crofting Commission’s proposed new Common Grazing Regulations Template.  There will be contributions and discussion on this topic from the Crofting Commission, Solicitors, Crofters and Landlords.  Relevant excerpts of the film ‘Grazing on the Edge’ will be shown and introduced by Janette Sutherland of the Scottish Agricultural College.

There will also be the usual case law update provided this year by Robert Sutherland, Advocate.

Registers of Scotland will be on hand to answer any queries concerning the Crofting Register.

Delegate rates:-

Crofting Law Group member: £150
Non Crofting Law Group member: £200
Retired/unemployed Crofting Law Group member: £75
Trainee/Student £75
Crofters £75

All rates include lunch

CPD:  5 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

Complete the Crofting Law Group Conference 2017 – Booking Form [PDF] and submit same with your remittance to:-

Brian Inkster
Hon Secretary – Crofting Law Group
Inksters Solicitors
The Exchange
142 St. Vincent Street
G2 5LA

DX GW28 – Glasgow

Tel: 0141 229 0880
Fax: 0141 229 0550


Lews Castle have kindly agreed a 10% discount on booking overnight accommodation if attending the Conference. On the whole they have two and three bedroomed apartments but also can provide individual rooms – sometimes by dividing an apartment. This is self catering accommodation although you can buy breakfast in the café.

In order to benefit from the 10% discount, bookings need to be made over the telephone with Becca Gregory at Natural Retreats and you need to quote that you are with the Crofting Law Conference. Becca’s contact details are: E-mail: Tel: 01625 416 424 or 07789 937 035

There are a number of hotels and B&Bs in Stornoway and they can get fairly busy at times. You are advised to book your travel and accommodation before booking the Conference.

For those staying overnight there is an optional Group dinner at Lewis Castle on Friday night.

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