Crofting makes a valuable contribution to the economic and social development of Scotland.
2015-16 Crofting Figures
Total of 20,570 crofts
There are 20,570 crofts entered on the Commission’s RoC of which 15,056 are tenanted and the remainder are owned. The number of crofts on the RoC has increased by 5.9% from 2014-15. This increase is due to a Scottish Land Court ruling in 2012 that when a crofter purchases their croft land and the grazings shares pertaining to that croft remain held in tenancy, the shares are “deemed” to be a tenanted croft in their own right. The Crofting Commission has completed the separation of crofts and deemed crofts (grazings shares and, where appropriate, apportionments) in the RoC. 1,952 deemed crofts now have their own separate entry as a croft.