Crofting and grazing collectivisation

The Crofting/ers Commission has presided over a postwar collectivisation of subsidy-earning grazings rights (with minimal supervision by the UK or the EU) in fewer and fewer hands, while simultaneously preaching that crofting maintains rural populations (it doesn't - according to the population statistics, anyway) and culture (just look at how fast Gaelic is retreating in the Western Isles - heartland of crofting!), despite all the evidence to the contrary. Who are the real beneficiaries of this clientelism (the commission and grazings clerks in particular), and why does it go unremarked by government or the media?

Under consideration Suggested by: F I MacIllFhinnein Upvoted: 20 Feb Comments: 0

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