Yesterday we heard that the Convener of the Crofting Commission, Colin Kennedy, had told the BBC that he had no plans to resign.
Today we learn that he has also been speaking to The Scottish Farmer. Their front page main story reveals:-
I am currently taking legal advice and it is inappropriate for me to comment at this stage.
All I will say is that, despite all the flak, I am staying in my position as convener, and not resigning.
In the past week Mr Kennedy has provided statements to The Herald, BBC and The Scottish Farmer asserting that he is going nowhere. That appears to be many more statements than he has ever made to the press as convener on behalf of the Crofting Commission in over a year in that position.
With no support from fellow commissioners, the Scottish Crofting Federation, National Farmers Union Scotland, MSPs of all political persuasions, the press and the vast majority of crofters it would appear very clear that he no longer has a mandate to continue in that position.
All the legal advice in the world won’t change that simple fact.