Local participation on Common Grazings at Stornoway Conference

Calum Maclean and others from the Isle of Lewis will be speaking at the Crofting Law Conference on 9 June
Calum Maclean, Upper Coll Common Grazings

The line up of speakers from the Isle of Lewis covering  the question of Common Grazings at the Crofting Law Group Conference in Stornoway is:-

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.

Speakers announced for Conference in Stornoway

Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, Bt QCWe are now able to confirm the speakers travelling to Stornoway for the Crofting Law Group Conference at Lews Castle on 9th June 2017.

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.

This is the not to be missed crofting law conference for 2017. Book your place now: Crofting Law Conference 2017