The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 gives you the right to request information from us and for it to be given to you unless there are good reasons not to do so.
How to request information
FOI requests should be made in writing (which includes email) and sent to: Crofting Commission, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and insert FOI into the subject heading. Please ensure you provide your name, an address or email address for correspondence and if possible a telephone number.
You will find our guidance on vexatious or repeated requests here.
You can find out more about your rights and tips for requesting information under FOI on the Scottish Information Commissioners website.
Will there be a fee?
We do not usually charge for making requests or for providing information but we may charge if the request imposes unreasonable and significant demands on the financial and human resources of our organisation. You will be informed of any fee in advance of us providing information.
We will respond to your request within 20 working days. However if a request is complex or involves large amounts of information, meeting this deadline may not always be possible. Where we are not able to respond to your request within the deadline, we will contact you to explain why and advise that we are working on providing you with a response.
Your right to review and appeal
If we have handled your request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and you are unhappy with our response, tell us why within 40 working days, and it will be looked at afresh. We will aim to provide you with our review response within 20 working days.
If you remain unhappy with our response, you then have the right to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner. You should keep copies of all the correspondence you have had with us, as if you decide to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner you will be asked to provide these.
The Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS Telephone: 01334 464610 www.itspublicknowledge.info
The Scottish Information Commissioner has now launched a new online appeal service www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal the service is available 24/7 and offers requesters help and advice about their appeal.
In the table below the date received or date responded is shown depending upon the status of the request. Click on the date for full details.
If you would like to see the full response issued on any of the cases listed below please email email@example.com quoting the relevent case number when making your request.
Request for information on whether Blo'burn on the island of Foula is a croft.
Request for copy of copies of the maps and extents held by the Commission on Melvaig Common Grazings...
Request for a copy of various correspondence in relation to Upper Coll Grazings
Request for a copy of the Grazings Census returns in relation to common grazings within Lochcarron E...
Request for a copy of the Minutes of the last meetings of the Lochcarron Estate Grazing Committee Me...
Request for various information regarding the decrofting application on croft 11 Balla
Request for various information about the township of Garrygall and Glen, Isle of Barra
Request for various correspondence and maps relating to a decrofting at 11 Balla
Request for a copy of the minute of the Hearing held in Benbecula on 17 August along with the cost o...
Request for various information relating to croft 10/11 Syre, Sutherland.
Request for a copy of the files held by the Commission in respect of croft 155 Oldshoremore.
Request for information on whether land has been decrofted at Croft 3 & 4 Burnside, Aviemore