§ Mr. Maclennan
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to prevent the straight-up ploughing for forestry at Forest farm, Glen Croick, Sutherland.
§ Sir Hector Monro
[holding answer 5 June 1992.]: The Forestry Commission has approved an application for grant aid to plant about 2,000 hectares of native pinewood at Croick. It is a condition of this approval that any poughing is carried out in accordance with the commission's forests and water guidelines. Straight-up ploughing is generally acceptable under these guidelines. However, a small, steeply sloping area at Croick has been ploughed contrary to the approved plan, and the owners have agreed to carry out remedial action.