THE furore within crofting circles shows no sign of abating, as the impasse between the governing body, the Crofting Commission, and the industry representative body, the Scottish Crofting Federation, meanders on.
The Federation took the step again this week of calling ScotGov minister Fergus Ewing to intervene and remove the controversial Upper Coll constable, Ian Souter.
The rights and wrongs of this debate could continue forever, as Mr Souter's actions also have support within the crofting community.
But surely the time has now come for a line to be drawn and a newly elected Upper Coll committee allowed to steer the way forward. This decision, of course, would be much better taken without government intervention.