The Crofting Commission has welcomed the announcement from the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing MSP, of the appointment of Malcolm Mathieson as a Commissioner of the Crofting Commission from 1 January 2017 and the reappointment of David Campbell as a Commissioner of the Crofting Commission from 1 April 2017.

Bill Barron, Interim Chief Executive of the Crofting Commission, said: “We look forward to working with Malcolm, his experience and knowledge of finance and governance will be of great value to the Commission over the coming years.

“Commissioner Campbell has provided an important contribution to the Board with his experience of crofting matters and understanding of the interests of landlords of crofts.  His reappointment will provide crucial continuity to the Board ahead of the Crofting Commission elections in March 2017.”