4. Manner of Public Notice
After Ministers have received an application by a CCB for consent to buy croft land etc, they are requried to give public notice of it and of the date by which views from persons under section 73(8) are to be received.
The Scottish Government proposes that the notice be advertised in any or all of: a newspaper circulating in the area where the land or other subjects of the application is located; The Edinburgh Gazette; the Scottish Government website.
Question 3: Are there any other manners in which public notice should be given to an application by a crofting community body for consent to buy croft land etc.?
All nine respondents addressed this question. Of these, seven were satisfied with what was proposed, one welcoming the fact that both printed and electronic media were encompassed.
Scottish Land and Estates considered that the public notice "should be in writing". Argyll and Bute Council suggested that, in addition, there should be a site notice and a copy of the notice posted on the website of the local authority for the area in which the croft land is situated.
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