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The Crofting Commission Welcomes Skye Micro Abattoir Initiative


Crofting Commission Convenor, Rod Mackenzie said: “It’s great to see this volunteer group take the initiative and look to providing an abattoir based in Skye, a similar project was also launched in Shetland a few years ago and it has gone from strength to strength. 

Local abattoirs add value to traceability and provenance which helps livestock production be more sustainable.  Consumers are also looking more and more for locally produced, humanely raised and slaughtered, grass-fed, organic or natural meat, either for ethical or health reasons, or both.

There are also the added benefits of reducing a carbon footprint as some animals will now not have a three-hour journey to Dingwall, a 300-mile round trip if you include carcasses returning to Skye.  This initiative has the potential to create additional employment to crofters. We wish them every success with this project.”


Covid -19

The majority of our staff continue to work from home but we do now have some staff who are able to access our office, although the numbers are restricted due to social distancing measures. We will continue to give priority to applications that relate to statutory deadlines, or which concern a Crofting Register forms to notify the Commission that an event has taken place.

Approved Applications:

If you are a crofter who has had an application approved by the Commission within the last 3 months
Please read this important information regarding effecting Commission regulatory decisions.

Site visits are still not possible until the government eases the current restrictions on movement. Similarly, no hearings will take place until public meetings (with appropriate social distancing) can take place.

Where possible you should continue to contact us by email as although our reception line is operational it is not possible to transfer calls to staff who are working from home. However, staff will respond to any enquiries to our reception line by email.
November 2020.

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