A land agent from the north of Scotland has been appointed to the board of the Crofting Commission.
Environment minister Paul Wheelhouse yesterday appointed David Campbell as commissioner to represent the interest of landlords of crofts.
Mr Campbell is a rural surveyor based in Evanton, Ross-shire. He has previously worked at Savills and Strutt & Parker, and currently runs his own business – David Campbell, Land Consultancy Services Ltd.
Mr Wheelhouse said: “Aside from his clear passion for crofting, David’s knowledge and understanding of the interests of landlords of crofts, and his broad knowledge and understanding of crofting tenure and relevant issues, will be invaluable in delivering the Scottish Government’s crofting policies and ensuring the Commission is an effective regulator.”
Crofting Commission convener Susan Walker said welcomed the appointment and said Mr Campbell’s ideas to encourage “more proactive engagement” of both private and community landlords in regulation of crofting would assist the Commission.
Mr Campbell’s appointment to the board runs from June 1, 2014 to March 31, 2017. He will be paid an annual salary of £8,537.94 for working four and a half days per month.