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Freedom of Information (FOI) 

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: info@crofting.scotland.gov.uk 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 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.

FOI Requests

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 info@crofting.scotland.gov.uk quoting the relevent case number when making your request.


Case NoRequestStatusResponse
Request for information on crofts 4 Galtrigill and a copy of the crofting Census returns for the abo...
Ongoing 24/4/17
​Request for a copy of the s maps for the registrations of Garrynamonie Common Grazing and Easabhal ...
Ongoing 18/4/17
Query over the designation of land at Stoer, Sutherland
Completed 21/4/17
Query on designation of land at Loch Maree Ross-shire
Completed 12/4/17
Request for a copy of the unredacted Board minutes of 28 September 2016.
Ongoing 7/4/17
Request for information on whether decrofting directions have been issued on various crofts in Shetl...
Completed 4/4/17
Request for information on how many individuals are recorded as on zero hours contracts. 2) How m...
Completed 9/3/17
Request for the following information on your organisations sponsorship of events. Please could you ...
Completed 9/3/17
Request for all the correspondence between Upper Coll shareholders and the Crofting Commission relat...
Completed 8/3/17
Request for copies of all papers,decisions and grounds previously arrived at in relation to the appo...
Completed 13/3/17

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