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Bodach

Crofting and the desires of Donald Burgess

In this series, The Oban Times’ resident Bodach (Gaelic: old man and, by experience, often a storyteller) looks through archive material for articles and pictures that preserve moments from the past. There is always a back story – and sometimes a future one.

Get in touch with your stories at bodach@obantimes.co.uk

EVERY week this and other newspapers publish crofting notices. The serious matters of first registration, de-registration, assignation and apportionment of common grazings are considered by the Crofting Commission under the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993, amended in 2007, 2010 and 2013. Legislation was introduced in 1886 to provide security for crofters, essentially protecting them from eviction and unfair rent. Today the law regulates this complex and uniquely Scottish landholding system and ensures crofters meet certain obligations.

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