This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the United Kingdom version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > The Oban Times & Lochaber Times > 10 May 2018 > Learning lessons of Assynt

Learning lessons of Assynt

Man has to adapt to give deer their place on the planet.
Photograph: Iain Thornber


IT JOKINGLY used to be said that the definition of a croft is an area of land surrounded by a sea of legislation. Pity the Argyll farmer who, on being asked recently who owned the land on which he was standing, replied: ‘Scottish Natural Heritage’ – even though his family have held the title deeds for many generations. He was, of course, being slightly facetious and referring to the number of controls imposed upon him by this government agency whom some are beginning to complain wields far too much power and, more worryingly, appears to be unaccountable for its actions. One of the problems which folk have with SNH is its attitude towards wild red deer and the heavy culls it insists on to meet EU habitat directives from which common sense should have dictated they be largely exempt.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of The Oban Times & Lochaber Times - 10 May 2018
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - 10 May 2018
Or 99 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Or 3299 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Or 1799 points

View Issues

About The Oban Times & Lochaber Times

Oban Times: Residents fight Soroba homes Police probe Nancy Glen sinking Mull Islanders campaign for lifeline GP Lochaber Times: Fifty jobs saved at diving centre

Other Articles in this Issue