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Crofting Census


Only a week since the Crofting Census forms were issued and already we’ve had over 330 completed online and just over 1,000 hard copy returns. 

Our Convener, Rod Mackenzie has filled in his census form online and said, “the online service is quick and easy to use so I’m really pleased we’re able to offer a more convenient service to crofters.  If anyone has any problems or queries about filling in their forms, please get in touch with us.  The issue and return of the Census, by 31 March 2020, is obligatory under section 40A of the Crofting (Scotland) Act, so we want to make the process as easy and straightforward for crofters as we can.”



Given last night’s announcement from the UK and Scottish Government the Crofting Commission’s office is now effectively closed.

Working without an office base presents us with many practical challenges and we will not be able to offer a normal service. We cannot deal with any new applications for the time being, though we will keep this under review. Meantime, our staff who continue to work from home, will process existing applications as far as possible.

You can continue to contact us by email Messages received in this inbox will find their way to the right person.

We cannot take phone calls on our normal office number or respond to any voicemails that are left on that number. Instead we have added mobile numbers to the Contact Us page of this website so crofters can continue to speak with us.

These are certainly unprecedented times and the proposals outlined above may change but we will keep you updated if they do.

Crofting Commission, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW 



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