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S5W-18332: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 21 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government when it will bring forward legislation based on the outcome of its consultation on crofting legislation, which concluded in 2017.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 4 September 2018

Programme for Government 2017-18 includes a commitment to consult and develop proposals to reform crofting law during this parliamentary session. A decision on the timing of a Bill will be taken by Cabinet in the context of the Scottish Government’s other legislative priorities. Meantime, Scottish Government officials are working closely with stakeholders to consider the issues to be taken forward that will deliver change quickly and easily; to provide clarity in law and have a positive outcome for crofters and crofting communities, while avoiding unintended consequences.