Calum Maclean – Upper Coll Common Grazings
Derek Scanlan – Crofter, Mangersta
Donald MacSween – Crofter, Ness
Donald MacKinnon – Young Crofter, Scottish Crofting Federation
Iain Maciver – Factor, Stornoway Trust
Each of them will give their views on common grazings and regulations etc. What are the issues/problems as they see them and what do they think could be done practically and/or through new legislation to improve matters.
They will then be involved in a panel Q&A session with Brian Inkster (Solicitor, Inksters), Janette Sutherland (Scottish Agricultural College) and David Findlay (Solicitor, Crofting Commission) who will all be providing their own presentations on issues surrounding common grazings.
The Conference, to be Chaired by the Chairman of the Crofting Law Group, Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, Bt. QC, will feature:-
Patrick Krause – Chief Executive, Scottish Crofting Federation
Duncan MacPhee – Solicitor, MacPhee & Partners and Vice Chairman of the Crofting Law Group
Michael O’Neill – Crofting Law Bill Team, Scottish Government
Bill Barron – Chief Executive, Crofting Commission
Brian Inkster – Solicitor, Inksters and Hon. Secretary of the Crofting Law Group
Janette Sutherland – Scottish Agricultural College
David Findlay – Solicitor, Crofting Commission
Robert Sutherland – Advocate, Terra Firma Chambers
In addition there will be crofters and landlord representatives from the Isle of Lewis participating in sessions on common grazings. We are finalising the details of these participants and will confirm them in a separate post.