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 ...
Register of Crofts goes live
28 August 2017
Today the Crofting Commission has launched its Register of Crofts (RoC) online giving the public direct access to the Register for the first time.
Chief Executive, Bill Barron, said, “This is a major step forward for the Commission. The Register of Crofts con...
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 ...