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

Freedom of Information (FOI) 

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 gives you the right to request information from us and for it to be given to you unless there are good reasons not to do so.

FOI requests should be made in writing (which includes email) and sent to: Crofting Commission, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW or email:  and insert FOI into the subject heading.  Please ensure you provide your name, an address or email address for correspondence and if possible a telephone number. 

You will find our guidance on vexatious or repeated requests here

You can find out more about your rights and tips for requesting information under FOI on the Scottish Information Commissioners website.

We do not usually charge for making requests or for providing information but we may charge if the request imposes unreasonable and significant demands on the financial and human resources of our organisation.  You will find a copy of our Charging Policy here

We will respond to your request within 20 working days. However if a request is complex or involves large amounts of information, meeting this deadline may not always be possible.  Where we are not able to respond to your request within the deadline, we will contact you to explain why and advise that we are working on providing you with a response. 

If we have handled your request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and you are unhappy with our response, tell us why within 40 working days, and it will be looked at afresh. We will aim to provide you with our review response within 20 working days. 

If you remain unhappy with our response, you then have the right to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner.  You should keep copies of all the correspondence you have had with us, as if you decide to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner you will be asked to provide these. 
The Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS  Telephone: 01334 464610

The Scottish Information Commissioner has now launched a new online appeal service the service is available 24/7 and offers requesters help and advice about their appeal.

In the table below if you click on the date responded it will expand to show details of the request.

If you would like to see the full response issued on any of the cases listed below please email  quoting the relevent case number when making your request.


Case NoRequestStatusResponse
112951 (REVIEW)
I would be grateful if this case could be reviewed, as I would like to know the number of empty crof...
Ongoing 12/11/21
113365 (EIR)
Request for all information associated with case 107429 (decrofting [part croft]) in relation to cro...
Completed 18/11/21
In November 2020 the Crofting Commission granted an application to decroft multiple (two) building ...
Completed 10/11/21
112839 (REVIEW)
Request for an internal review of Crofting Commission's handling of 'FOI Request For Vacant Crofts'....
Completed 12/11/21
Request for copies of a particular piece of correspondence mentioned in the press between Finlay Bea...
Completed 26/10/21
Request for the total number of all applications currently awaiting decision together with the numbe...
Completed 28/10/21
You helpfully clarified that "vacant croft" does not mean physically empty, under the terms of croft...
Completed 28/10/21
Request for a list of any vacant crofts in Scotland by region and the contact details of their respe...
Completed 29/9/21
Request for copies of correspondence by the West Harris Trust in relation to a strong representation...
Completed 28/9/21
112372 (EIR)
Reference: Croft 198, Fulnafern Croft, Arivegaig, Acharacle, Argyll PH36 4LE Croft Reg: C1996 Comm...
Completed 24/9/21
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