The opportunity to have you say on crofting matters is on offer tomorrow (Wednesday, October 26th) as the Crofting Commission's 'Crofting Roadshow' sets up in Stornoway.
And on Thursday (October 27th) the Roadshow moves to Benbecula to ensure all Western Isles crofters have the opportunity to attend.
With the Crofting Commission elections due to take place in March next year, the Crofting Roadshows are a chance to find out more about the elections; as well as the role of the Commission and Commissioners, and the importance of making your voice heard.
Alongside members of the Crofting Commission, also present at the Roadshow events will be representatives from the Registers of Scotland, responsible for compiling and maintaining 17 public registers, including the Crofting Register; as well as the Scottish Crofting Federation – the largest association of small-scale food producers in the UK and the only member-led organisation dedicated to promoting crofting.
Representatives from SAC Consulting will also be present, offering crofters professional advice and assistance on livestock and cropping issues, as well as the essential and all important paperwork as SAC provides a broad range of advice on all aspects of rural enterprise, based on a wealth of local knowledge.
And NFUS, Scotland's leading agricultural organisation, representing 9,000 farmers, crofters, growers and other supporters will also join the Crofting Roadshow.
The Crofting Roadshow meetings are open for anyone to attend and will consist of a short talk on the Crofting Commission elections, and key crofting issues, before ending with a Question & Answer session where those attending can put questions to any of the organisations present.
The Crofting Roadshow in Stornoway takes place tomorrow evening, Wednesday 26th October, from 7.30pm-9pm in the Caladh Inn, James Street, Stornoway.
And on Thursday, 27th October, the Crofting Roadshow will be at the Dark Island Hotel, Benbecula, from 7.30pm-9pm.
To find out more visit the Crofting Commission website at: www.crofting.scotland.gov.uk