Creating a Sustainable Future for Crofting

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 10th September 2019.

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Photo of Donald Cameron Donald Cameron Conservative

I refer to the entry on crofting in my register of interests.

I will ask the cabinet secretary about a serious day-to-day issue that crofters face—namely, the damage done by geese. I spoke to crofters on the Uists last week, who told me that the population of wild geese on the islands continues to swell, with severe consequences for crofters’ livelihoods. In the light of their desperation, what action is the Government taking to reduce the goose population?