HC Deb 07 May 1935 vol 301 cc815-6W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the estate of Scorry Breck has yet been acquired by the Department of Agriculture and, if so, when; whether any applications for holdings have been received on this area; whether there were any reservations attached to this purchase; and when it is proposed to allocate the area and receive a return?


This estate was acquired by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland at Whitsunday, 1921. Apart from small areas extending to approximately 120 acres, mainly reserved for potential feuing for housing, the whole estate, which covers about 16,000 acres, has been utilised for the constitution of 34 new holdings and 52 enlargements of existing holdings. The sporting rights and minerals were reserved by the former proprietor.