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Election of Grazings Committees


Grazings Committees are appointed to manage, maintain and improve common grazings.  Having a grazings committee ensures that a common grazing can be regulated and protected by crofting law.

The committee is appointed by the crofters who share in a common grazing.

Having grazings committees is fundamental to safeguarding the future of common grazing land and they are often a valuable source of knowledge about crofting in their area. Grazings committees also help to sustain communal working and the management of community assets in crofting areas.

You can search for details of In Office Grazings Committees through our ROC Online 

Please note: where a new committee has to be appointed at the end of a 3 year term, section 47(1) of the 1993 Act will require public notification of a meeting, and section 55A defines public notification as newspaper advertisement. The Commission will no longer accept Notification Forms where the meeting has not been advertised in a newspaper circulating in the district of the common grazings.

You may be eligible for assistance of up to £500 towards the establishment of a properly constituted  common grazings committee, contact your nearest Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate to find out more.

Appointment of Grazings Committees

Covid -19

The majority of our staff continue to work from home but we do NOT have access to our office at present. We will continue to give priority to applications that relate to statutory deadlines, or which concern a Crofting Register forms to notify the Commission that an event has taken place.

Approved Applications:

If you are a crofter who has had an application approved by the Commission within the last 3 months
Please read this important information regarding effecting Commission regulatory decisions.

Site visits are still not possible until the government eases the current restrictions on movement. Similarly, no hearings will take place until public meetings (with appropriate social distancing) can take place.

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