Crofting: Six new members elected to board. Pic: © STV
The first ever election to the Crofting Commission has been held.
The governing body is electing six new board members across the Highlands and Islands as part of a major shake-up.
It’s hoped the new format will allow crofters more say on how the sector is regulated.
The vote was carried out by postal ballot, and the returned papers were counted electronically at Inverness town house on Friday.
Twenty-eight people came forward in the hope of being elected into one of the five positions.
Kathleen Ann Sinclair won the vote to represent Shetland, while Donnie Ross will serve for East Highlands and Murdo MacLennan for the Western Isles.
A candidate referred to as I.G. Macdonald will serve for West Highlands while Colin Niall Kennedy will represent South West Highlands.
Arnie Pirie stood unopposed for the Orkney and Caithness seat and has already been elected to it.
The Scottish Government has made three appointments to the board – Susan Walker, William Swann and Sandy Cross.
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Results in for first ever Crofting Commission election