If we’re going to go down the private ownership and the rest of it, it’s not crofting anymore. It wasn’t based on a monetary exchange value being put on it. It was to do with people staying in the communities, living in the communities, passing it on to the next generation and money not exchanging hands, whereas now more and more it’s becoming a matter of money exchanging hands and become part of the market economy rather than being the social glue that for generations it was.

  • Kenny MacIver
Location:
Stornoway
Date:
Friday 19th February 2010
Reference:
SWI2010/009