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The Rural Stewardship Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2001

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Crofters common grazings

5.—(1) Subject to paragraph (4), a grazings committee, may with the consent of a majority of the crofters ordinarily resident in the township and sharing in the common grazing, make an application for aid in relation to that common grazing.

(2) Where an undertaking is given by a grazings committee, such undertaking shall include an obligation upon the committee to bind their successors in office to the undertaking.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), payments of aid to a grazings committee shall be made to the clerk of the grazings committee and the clerk shall divide the aid among the eligible crofters in such proportion as determined by the grazings committee.

(4) Prior to making an application, a grazings committee shall give notice of their intention to do so and of their proposed division of the aid under paragraph (3), by serving notice in writing of the proposals on all crofters sharing in that common grazing.

(5) Any such crofter as is mentioned in paragraph (4) may within one month of the date of the notice under that paragraph make representation in respect of the proposals to the Crofters Commission who may approve the proposals with or without modification or reject them.

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