PLEASE SEE THE COVID 19 DOCUMENT BELOW FOR GUIDANCE ON APPOINTING A NEW GRAZINGS COMMITTEE.
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.