The ‘Crabbit Crofter‘ brought to our attention today the fact that the Crofting Commission have been deleting/changing their website in so far as guidelines concerning ‘common grazings the rights of crofters and the duties of grazings committees and their grazings clerks’ are concerned.
In April 2016 the Crofting Commission published guidelines on this topic by their Convener, Colin Kennedy, who stated:-
It seems to me like a very good time to remind shareholders in Common Grazings what their rights are and what the duties of the Grazings committee and their Grazings clerk are.
This came almost immediately on the back of us publishing a post on this blog concerning alleged abuse of power within the Crofting Commission linked to what has become known as ‘The Common Clearances‘.
The Crabbit Crofter reveals that those guidelines have now been deleted from the Crofting Commission’s website:-
It is extraordinary that a public body in Scotland in this day and age is resorting to historical revisionism and we shall return in a subsequent post to the significance of this in light of what the Crofting Commission is now claiming their current and past position on ‘The Common Clearances‘ to be.