Five New Entrants to Crofting
24 July 2017
The Commission has successfully let 5 vacant croft tenancies to new entrants recently, who will use the land and ensure it is not neglected. We terminated 4 tenancies in the Western Isles and 1 in Glen Torridon, as the tenants where not complying with their duty to be resident an...
New Convener for Crofting Commission
20 June 2017
Crofting Commission staff and fellow Board members welcomed the announcement by Fergus Ewing today that Rod Mackenzie has been appointed as Convener. The Commission has also published their Action Plan today, based on the findings of the Governance Review requested by Scott...
Crofting Commission keen to work with assessors
04 May 2017
The Crofting Commission Board met yesterday, 3 May. The meeting was chaired by the Chief Executive, Bill Barron.
One key discussion was about the role of the Commission’s assessors and all were in agreement about their continued importance to the Commissi...
First Crofting Commission meeting since the election
29 March 2017
The new Crofting Commissioners held their first Board meeting today.
As a Convener has not yet been appointed by Scottish Government the meeting was chaired by the Crofting Commission’s Chief Executive, Bill Barron.
Amongst other business the Board agreed ...
First meeting of the new Board of Commissioners to the Crofting Commission.
28 March 2017
All six elected and 3 appointed Commissioners met for the first time today in Great Glen House, Inverness. Commissioners had a chance to have an informal chat and get to know each other over coffee.
When the introductions were over they wasted no time in getting down to ...
Statement from the Crofting Commission
27 March 2017
The Crofting Commission can confirm we have been notified by Police Scotland today that they have concluded the enquiry into the circumstances surrounding grant monies obtained from the Western Isles Council to the Upper Coll Grazings Committee, which was referred to them f...
Commission urges Crofters to complete Census before deadline expires
20 March 2017
With deadline day approaching, the Crofting Commission is reminding crofters that they are legally obliged to complete and return the Crofting Census, which was issued at the end of last year. Completed Crofting Census forms need to be returned by the 31 March 2017.
Crofting votes counted in second election – results announced
17 March 2017
The outcome of the second election of members to the Crofting Commission Board was announced today. The count, to elect 6 Commissioners, took place this morning at the offices of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in Stornoway.
Candidates stood in six crofting constituencies. As only 1...
Crofting Commission Governance Review
10 February 2017
The Crofting Commission confirmed today that it has received the governance review, undertaken at the request of the Scottish Government, of the Commission. The findings of the review are being carefully considered, as Chief Executive of the Crofting Commission, Bill Barron...
Crofting Commission Appointment
07 February 2017
The Crofting Commission today welcomed the announcement from the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing MSP, of the appointment of James Scott as a Commissioner of the Crofting Commission from 1 February 2017.
Bill Barron, Chief Executive of the...