19 December 2018
The 2018 Crofting Census will be issued on 7 January 2019. The Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 stipulates all crofting tenants and owner-occupier crofters have a legal obligation to complete and return their census form to the Commission.
Rod Mackenzie, Convener, said, “ la...
Collaborative working between the Crofting Commission and HiE to Support Crofting
06 August 2018
At last week’s Black Isle Show it was announced that the Crofting Commission and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HiE) would have a closer working relationship in order to further support crofting in Scotland. This follows a meeting between Rural Economy Secretary, F...
New Research on the Support for Crofting Published
30 July 2018
A new piece of research, Support for Crofting, has today been published by the Crofting Commission.
The research was commissioned by the Commission earlier in the year and was prepared by Mr. Gwyn Jones who is a director on the European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastora...
Acquiring Croft Land
01 May 2018
Have you acquired croft land? Have you informed the Crofting Commission you are the new owner of the land? If not, you could be losing out on vital information about your croft.
Chief Executive of the Crofting Commission, Bill Barron explains: “Many people do not r...
Important changes happening within the Commission
24 April 2018
All Crofting Commission email addresses have now changed, don’t worry if you have sent something to an old email address we will still receive it. The old and new email will run in parallel for the next few months.
Our general email address is now info@crofti...
Crofting Legislation Reform
05 April 2018
The Crofting Commission look forward to working with Scottish Government and other Stakeholders to take forward crofting legislation reform. The practical approach outlined by the Cabinet Secretary will enable the necessary improvements of phase one to be made in this Parliamenta...
The Crofting Commission Welcomes Skye Micro Abattoir Initiative
27 March 2018
Crofting Commission Convenor, Rod Mackenzie said: “It’s great to see this volunteer group take the initiative and look to providing an abattoir based in Skye, a similar project was also launched in Shetland a few years ago and it has gone from strength to strength.&nb...
New Research to Advise on Supporting Crofting
26 March 2018
The Crofting Commission has recently commissioned a piece of research into how crofting agriculture is currently being supported financially. The research will analyse the current agricultural and environmental support for crofting, while examining the feasibility of creati...
New Panel of Assessors appointed
22 March 2018
The Crofting Commission this week has announced the appointment of a new Assessors Panel for the organisation.
Crofting Commission Convener, Rod Mackenzie said: “The Commission is pleased to welcome a new panel of Assessors. The Assessors have been appointed to wor...
Approval of Policy Plan
13 October 2017
‘Minister approves Crofting Commission Plan’
Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing, has approved the Crofting Commission’s Policy Plan. The submission of the plan to Scottish Ministers follows the election in March 2017 ...