Purpose of the group

To discuss items of policy that affect crofting and to bring issues to the attention of MSPs. 

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Angus MacDonald

David Smith

Derek Flyn

Donald Meek

Iain MacKinnon

Jamie McGrigor

Jean Urquhart

Jim Lugton

John Mackintosh

Joyce Wilkinson

Karen MacRae

Maria Scholten

Mark Shucksmith

Morag Jardine

Donald Murdie

Paddy Zakaria


Scottish Crofting Federation - secretary

Assynt Foundation

Assist Social Capital

Crofting Commission

Care Farming Scotland

Common Good Food

Community Land Scotland

Crofting Law Group

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

European Forum for Nature Conservation & Pastoralism

Forestry Commission Scotland

Highland Council

Highlands & Islands Enterprise

Highland Small Communities Housing Trust

James Hutton Institute


National Farmers Union Scotland

Nourish Scotland

National Trust for Scotland

Registers of Scotland

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland

SAC consulting

Soil Association Scotland

SCF Young Crofters

Scottish Churches Rural Group

Scottish Land & Estates

Scottish Natural Heritage

Smallholder Scotland

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

University of Highlands and Islands

Woodland Crofts Partnership

Woodland Trust Scotland.

Get involved

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