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The nominees have been announced for this year's Crofting Commission elections.

The Returning Officer yesterday (Monday 31 January) published the list of candidates who wish to stand in the 2022 Crofting Commission elections.

A total of 18 Candidates have put their names forward for election, pending final checks.

Bill Barron, Chief Executive of the Crofting Commission said:“It truly is heartening to see so many candidates putting their names forward for election. This year we will see contests in all six constituencies which is fantastic.”
Votes cast in the Crofting Commission elections will be counted on March 18 following a postal ballot.

The two candidates in the Western Isles are John Macaulay,of Breanish, Isle of Lewis; and Iain Maclennan of Laxay, Isle of Lewis.