16 June 1999
Crackdown on absentee crofters
THE Crofters Commission is to continue its purge of absentee crofters, having found offenders living as far away as Australia and Canada.
There are over 17,000 crofts and 11,000 crofters, of whom about 2300 were thought to be absentees.
The commission has found 1600 so far who are not living/working in the property. It is investigating another 700.
- The Herald 16/06/99 page 9