The Crofting Commission today welcomed the announcement from the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing MSP, of the appointment of James Scott as a Commissioner of the Crofting Commission from 1 February 2017.

Bill Barron, Chief Executive of the Crofting Commission, said: “I would like to welcome James to the Commission and we look forward to working with him.  James’s expertise in conservation and interest in making crofting attractive and accessible to new and young entrants will be extremely valuable to the Board.

“With a full Board of Commissioners we can work to ensure everything is in place for a smooth handover to the elected Commissioners in April 2017.”

Further information can be found on the Public Appointments website.