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Crofters who practice muirburn are urged to take precautions after several fires
raged out of control recently.
Common grazings committees should update their moorland burning plan says the Scottish
Crofting Federation (SCF).
Overgrown heather is often burnt in the traditional practice of falaisgearan to allow
new grass shoots to grow.
Yvonne White, vice-chair of the SCF said: “There have been several cases of fires
getting out of control lately.
“I suggest that common grazings committees should review their muirburn plan to make
sure it is up-to-date as a new code has been issued.”
Legal restrictions apply to heather burning.
Crofters who receive basic payment scheme support have to meet muirburn guidance.
Crofters urged to heed muirburn code
7 March 2018