Allan Macrae 1939 – 2013

Image © John Paul Photography

Allan Macrae 1939 – 2013

Allan Macrae was the crofter who led the campaign by the Assynt Crofters to reclaim their land in 1992. His family had been in Assynt for generations and his great grandfather was cleared from his land to make way for a sheep farm.

On 8 December 1992, as Chairman of the Assynt Crofters Trust, he stood up in Stoer Primary school.

lt seems we have won our land. It certainly is a moment to savour, but my immediate thoughts are that some of our forebears should have been here to share it. It is an historic blow for people on the land throughout the Highlands and Islands.”

A tribute was published in the Herald on Thursday.

Lesley Riddoch has published a moving account of his life on her website.

Is treasa tuath na tighearna