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Assignation of Croft Tenancy , 5 Torlum ,

Isle of Benbecula, HS7 5PP

  • Land
  • Status: Under Offer
  • Area: Western Isles Area


Property Description

The opportunity has arisen to purchase the assignation of the tenancy of 5 Torlum, Isle of Benbecula. Services to the croft are located nearby. Standing on the croft are the remains of the historic Borve Castle together with an ex-MOD building recently used to house sheep and a derelict traditional stone built croft house and black house remains. The croft extends to some 6.91 Ha or thereby mainly comprising of good quality grazings together with a share in the arable machair and the Benbecula and Torlum common grazings.

Crofting is a system of landholding unique to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland which is normally held on a tenancy.

This may or may not include a house and farm buildings.
When looking to tenant a croft, a person must obtain the approval of the Crofting Commission The Crofting Commission’s aim is to promote the well-being of crofting communities. They will consider several points when an application is received which include the specific needs and long term interests of the community, and the skills a new tenant will bring, suitability of the new tenant in terms of their experience and plans for the croft. The suitability of the proposed tenant is of prime importance and they will be asked to give plans
for the working and stocking of the croft as well as previous experience and skills which would be useful to the township. The Commission are able to refuse an assignation if they feel the proposed tenant is not suitable

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