The Crofting Commission regulates
and promotes the interests of crofting in Scotland
to secure the future of crofting.
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Creating a new croft

If the Commission consider it is in the public interest, and there would be social and economic benefits, land can now be designated as croft land, within the existing crofting counties or in the designated new areas for crofting which are:

  • The local  government area of Highland that is outwith the existing crofting counties
  • The local government area of Moray
  • The local government area of Argyll and Bute, the parishes of Kingarth, North Bute and Rothesay
  • The local government area of North Ayrshire, the islands of Arran (including Holy Island and Pladda), Great & Little Cumbrae.

As a guideline, in order to be sustainable, the Commission would generally look for any land constituted as a new croft to a minimum of 3 hectares in extent.

 

Please ensure you submit your Registers of Scotland (RoS) Registration Application form along with your application, if required.

Please note that when you are completing the Registration Application for RoS you are required to advise them of persons who own/occupy any adjacent croft or land, as our ROC is not mapped based the Commission cannot assist you with this information.

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