First Croft is registered

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The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) congratulates the first crofter to have his croft put on the Crofting Register.

Donald Murdie of Galtrigill, Isle of Skye, is the first crofter to have gone through the process of getting his croft mapped and applying to have the map put on the Crofting Register, held by Registers of Scotland. Mr Murdie was informed yesterday that his application is successful and that his croft is the first to be registered.

Derek Flyn, Chair of the SCF, said “May I, on behalf of all us toiling to explain the Crofting Register to the crofters of Scotland, congratulate you Donald on this significant event of which you should be very proud.”

Mr Flyn added “According to the Crofting Commission there are 18,027 crofts. So, only 18,026 to go!”