The owner-occupiers of five crofts on mainland Shetland have failed in an appeal against a decision by the Crofting Commission to reject their applications for decrofting directions. The Lands Tribunal agreed with some of the appellants’ criticisms of the Commission’s decision but refused to overturn it as they held that the decision could not be said to be unreasonable and, based on the information available to it, the Commission had been almost bound to refuse the applications.

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