Scottish Independence: Crofters back Yes campaign

A group of crofters is arguing that Scottish independence will help their livelihood flourish.

The eight-member group says crofters will have a stronger voice in Europe by cutting out Westminster.

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It is the latest to launch under the Yes Scotland banner, following Farming for Yes last week.

Anne Blackford, a crofter from Skye, said: “Crofting, which is very much based on sustainability, can only be strengthened when we have independence, when our interests will be fully represented in Edinburgh and importantly in Brussels where so many of the key decisions affecting our financial sustainability will be taken.”

Her comments were made before the launch of Crofters for Yes at the Black Isle Show today.