HC Deb 07 December 1954 vol 535 c23W
63. Sir D. Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the costs involved by his Department of Agriculture in taking over the sheep stock at Achnabourin, Sutherland, in 1923, and in creating three holdings.

Mr. J. Stuart

The farm of Achnabourin was used for the creation of three new holdings and the enlargement of seven others. The Board of Agriculture for Scotland paid the outgoing tenant for his sheep stock, which was valued at £5,030 5s. 11d. Most of the stock was acquired from the Board by the new tenants at the outgoing valuation less acclimatisation value, the remainder being sold in the open market. The cost of forming and equipping the holdings and enlargements was £852 6s. 11d., of which £351 6s. 5d. was met by grant and the remainder by loan to the tenants.

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