§ Sir JOHN DEWAR
asked the Lord Advocate whether his attention has been drawn to the extensive clearances that are being made at Brae Roy, in Inverness-shire, for the purpose of forming a deer forest; and whether the Government propose to take any steps, by legislation or otherwise, to prevent the extension of the area devoted exclusively to sport in Scotland?
§ The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. Ure)
The Secretary for Scotland is informed that the Brae Roy land referred to (none of which is scheduled by the Deer Forest Commission) is almost all above the 1,000 feet level, and rises in places to more than 3,000 feet, that there is no road through it, and that the only habitations are two shepherds' houses, which will continue to be inhabited. As the hon. Baronet is aware, the general land policy of the Government has been embodied in the Small Land Holders (Scotland) Bill.
§ Sir J. DEWAR
Is this land not at present in the shape of sheep farms, and will not at least four shepherds be displaced?
MARQUESS of TULLIBARDINE
Will the right hon. Gentleman lay any correspondence he has had with the proprietors on the Table?