Jamie McGrigor, Highlands & Islands Conservative MSP, was last night elected as Convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Crofting at its first meeting of the new session of Parliament. Jamie takes over from the former Lib-Dem MSP John Farquhar Munro who retired at the election.
Commenting today Jamie, who shadows the Environment and Europe & External briefs for the Scottish Conservatives, said:
“ It is an honour to have been elected as Convenor of the Crofting Cross Party Group which has been one of the Parliament’s most active groups in recent years with excellent attendances and some influential and high profile speakers.
“ The group is a great forum for crofters from across the Highlands & Islands and their Scottish Crofting Federation representatives to engage with MSPs from all the political parties and it can make effective collective representations to Ministers.
“ I would also want to pay tribute to my predecessor John Farquhar Munro who was a champion for our crofting communities in the last three sessions of the Scottish Parliament.”
In addition to this Cross Party Group Convenorship, Jamie is a Vice-Convenor of the CPGs on Gaelic and Renewable Energy and a member of numerous others.
Further details on the work of the Crofting CPG in the last session of Parliament can be found at: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/msp/crosspartygroups/groups/cpg-croft.htm
For any further information, please call Jamie’s office on 0131 348 5616