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Council’s ‘disappointment’ over axing of geese controls

THE DISCONTINUATION of management schemes to control geese from damaging croft lands has been met with disappointment by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar because, it claims, there is no firm sustainable plans to tackle the problem for the future.

Councillor Donald Crichton, chairman of the Crofting Joint Consultative Committee, said the continuing increase in the population of geese was a real threat to the future of crofting and expressed disappointment at Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Rosanna Cunningham MSP’s response to an earlier letter that raised the concerns of the Crofting JCC.

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