Crofting Law Conference 2011

18 August 2011

Brian Inkster as Hon. Secretary of the Crofting Law Group has been organising, with the WS Society, this year's Crofting Law Conference. The full Programme was finalised and published for the first time today. Inksters' Eilidh Ross will be speaking on 'Options for renewables on croft land and common grazings' in the afternoon session on Renewables and Crofts. The Conference will take place at the Signet Library, Edinburgh on Thursday 22 September 2011. The full programme is:-

9.30 - 10.00 Registration and coffee

10.00 - 10.15 Introduction
Lord McGhie, Chairman of the Scottish Land Court and President of the Lands Tribunal for Scotland

10.15 - 10.35 Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010: The future of crofting in Scotland
Jamie McGrigor MSP - Convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Crofting

10.35 - 11.15 Implementation of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010: Views from the Government
Iain Dewar, Directorate General of Governance, The Scottish Government

11.15 - 11.45 Coffee

11.45 - 12.15 Crofting Register - Update
John King, Registration Director, Registers of Scotland

12.15 - 12.30 Community Mapping
Derek Flyn, Croft Consultant

12.30 - 13.00 Implementation of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010: Panel session - Q&A

13.00 - 14.15 Lunch

14.15 - 15.15 Renewables and Crofts
• Call for a ‘Crofter Renewables Act’
Calum MacDonald, former MP for the Western Isles
• Options for renewables on croft land and common grazings
Eilidh Ross, Solicitor, Inksters Solicitors
• Some issues for renewable hydro developments
Robert Sutherland, Advocate

15.15 - 15.45 Tea

15.45 - 16.15 Recent case law
Neil MacDougall, Advocate

16.15 - 16.30 Q&A and close of the conference

WS and Crofting Law Group members: £150 plus VAT
Non-members: £200 plus VAT
LL.B Students: £75 plus VAT
CPD 5 hours (Law Society of Scotland)
Rate of VAT: 20%

Crofting Law Conference 2011 - Programme and Booking Form

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