In October last year Murdo Fraser, Ault à Chruinn, by Kyle of Lochalsh applied to the Commission to apportion a small area of the Invershiel common grazing. The reason for the application was to erect a Micro Hydro Turbine house to supply power to Murdo’s home from the burn on the outskirts of his garden.
As the Micro Turbine will be located close to the march between Morvich common grazing and Invershiel common grazing, Murdo obtained letters of consent from both grazing committees. He also had the full agreement of the Assessor and the Landlords.
This application demonstrates how obtaining local agreement before submitting an application to the Commission helps to expedite the application process and maintain good community relations, where people take responsibility for their own actions and how they affect others.
Murdo is now in the process of finalising a legal agreement from the landlord to utilise the old weir and organising dates with the contractors to start work on the project sometime in August.