Apportionment is the term used when someone who shares in a common grazing wants to take part of the common grazing for their own exclusive use.
If you are intending to use the land for a development that requires planning consent, you must send us a copy of your planning consent or at least your planning reference with your application.
Please note: we have revised their procedure for applying for an individual apportionment of a Common Grazing.
If you wish to use the Common Grazing for forestry purposes or for another purpose other than cultivation the Grazing Committee need to apply under Section 50 or Section 50B respectively of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993,
The apportionment application forms and guidance notes have been revised to reflect this change. We will accept and process the old application forms up to 30 April 2017.
Apportionment (Section 52(4)) of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993
A straightforward approval can be made if:
The purpose for the apportionment is:
If any of these conditions are not met, the application will be escalated.
Please ensure you submit your Registers of Scotland (RoS) Registration Application form along with your application, if required.
Please note that when you are completing the Registration Application for RoS you are required to advise them of persons who own/occupy any adjacent croft or land, as our ROC is not mapped based the Commission cannot assist you with this information.