- Published: Thursday, 02 October 2014 07:30
First to get registered
The North Harris Trust has become the first landlord to have submitted full registration for all common grazings within a single estate to the Crofting Register. They’ve registered all of their 16 common grazings which cover a combined area of just over 9,000 hectares, with a total of 180 shareholders. The registering of the common grazings includes mapping, detailing boundaries, a list of shareholders in the grazings and any resumptions, apportionments and crofter forestry schemes. The registration has been welcomed as a milestone by the Crofting Commission, which is responsible for submitting applications. Karen MacRae, Project Development Officer at the North Harris Trust said “This work has ensured that the common grazings are clearly defined, providing certainty for future generations and supporting crofters”. Area Commissioner for the Western Isles, Murdo Maclennan said: “This is a very welcome development for the Commission and, more importantly, for the crofting communities concerned. The North Harris Trust have safeguarded their common grazings for years to come”.