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

Crofting Information

Organisations which offer information & support

Farm Advisory Service

Scotland’s Farm Advisory Service (FAS) is part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP), which is co-funded by the EU and Scottish Government, providing information and resources aimed at increasing the profitability and sustainability of farms and crofts. The FAS website can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlink Home - Farm Advisory Service | Helping farmers in Scotland | Farm Advisory Service (

Scottish Crofting Federation

Established and run by crofters themselves, SCF is dedicated to campaigning for crofters and fighting for the future of crofting. By actively engaging with agencies and government at local, national and international levels, they influence policy on rural, agricultural, social, environmental issues. Originally set up in 1985 as the Scottish Crofters Union, the organisation continues to protect and promote the interests of crofters and the crofting community. The SCF website can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlink Crofting Home - Scottish Crofting Federation

Scottish Rural Network

The Scottish Rural Network (SRN) encourages rural development by sharing information, ideas and good practice. The Scottish Rural Network can be accessed by clinking on the hyperlink Scottish Rural Network

National Farmers Union Scotland

Here you can find the latest on NFU Scotland’s work on Crofting by clicking on the hyperlink; NFU Scotland | National Farmers Union, Scotland

The Cross Party Group on Crofting

The purpose of this Cross-party group is to discuss items of policy that affect crofting and to bring issues to the attention of MSPs. Click on this hyperlink for further details including the groups membership and meeting minutes and agendas. Crofting | Scottish Parliament Website

The Crofting Stakeholder Forum

The forum made up representatives from: Scottish Crofting Federation, NFUS, Crofting Commission, Scottish Land & Estates, SAC Consulting, Scottish Land Court, COSLA, Woodland Crofts Partnership and Croft Woodlands Project, NatureScot, Highlands and Islands Enterprise & Registers of Scotland. The forum played a pivotal role in the production of the of the National Development Plan for Crofting published in 2021 which can be accessed by clicking on the following hyperlink Crofting: national development plan - (

Scottish Government Rural Payments & Services

Here you will find details of the different funding schemes open to crofters through the Scottish Government. To access the Rural Payments & Services website, click on the hyperlink Rural Payments and Services

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)

Here you will find the details of the support that SRUC advisors offers to crofters. To access the SRUC website, click on the hyperlink Home | SRUC

Scottish Organic Producers Association (SOPA)

SOPA is the leading organisation for organic farming in Scotland. To access the SOPA website, click on the hyperlink Scottish Organic Producers Association (SOPA)

Woodland Trust

The Croft Woodlands advisory team helps crofters, smallholders and common grazings to create and manage woodlands that will flourish. To access the Woodland Trust website click on the hyperlink Croft Woodlands - Woodland Trust - Woodland Trust

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