Following Tiree Community Council’s written submissions to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Croft House Grant Scheme in March 2015 when we argued strongly against the proposed level of grant assistance being increased to only £28,000, we are very pleased to be able to report that the Environment Minister Dr Aileen McLeod has agreed with us that a substantial increase was required. Dr MacLeod set a new upper amount of £38,000 from April 1st this year in island areas, together with other important changes giving greater flexibility to the scheme. Here is what the Minister had to say in her press release. This is great news for aspiring young crofters wishing to build on the islands.
Tiree Community Council’s responses to the consultation is here: