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Regulatory Applications

Crofts and common grazings are a valuable resource that should be available both now and in the future, for existing crofters and new entrants to crofting, to use productively.   There is also a list of people and organisations who provide guidance and information to new and existing crofters on a variety of crofting matters.

Crofters are required to submit regulatory applications to the Crofting Commission to make changes to their croft. An overview is available in our Making Changes To my Croft leaflet, also see our Factsheet on What will happen to my croft when I am no longer able to work it.

The Commission's decisions on applications are based on legislation, policy and information obtained in the application process.  In taking its decision the Commission will have regards to the best interests for the croft, the local community and the crofting system. 

The majority of regulatory applications have to be publicly advertised by the applicant.  The exceptions are part croft and whole croft decrofting, new crofts and new common grazings which require to be advertised by the Crofting Commission.   The advert is to advise people with an interest in the application of their right to ‘object’ to the Crofting Commission within a set timescale (generally  28 days).  The term ‘objection’ does not however apply to all regulatory functions.

The Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 also makes provision for Commissioners to delegate the making of decisions on their behalf, details of which can be found in the Instrument of Delegation.

There are comprehensive Guidance Notes available for each application form to help crofters complete the forms.  You will also find our information Factsheets and Leaflets within each regulatory function.

We will accept application forms completed in Gaelic. Alternatively, we can send you a Gaelic version of the application form on request.

Crofting Roadshows 2017

The Crofting Commission will be appointing a new panel of Assessors in Spring 2018. If you are part of a crofting community and want to be more involved join us at a crofting roadshow near you to find out more about the role of Assessors and a general update on Commission activities.
TIME: 7:30 - 9pm

20 November - Ayre Hotel, Kirkwall

21 November - Busta House Hotel, Brae, Shetland

22 November - Rogart Hall, Rogart

29 November - Falls of Lora Hotel, Connel

30 November - Nevis Centre, Fort William

4 December - Dark Island Hotel, Benbecula

5 December - Caladh Inn Hotel, Stornoway

6 December - Gairloch Village Hall, Gairloch

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