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FOI Request: 108006

Received: 10 December 2020

Division: Serving Crofting

Status: Completed

Request for the number of crofts within the Parish of Durness which have owner/occupier crofters, crofters or tenants who are authorised by the Commission to be Absent from their Croft or Crofts?

Decision: Release 21 December 2020

We can advise that within the Parish of Durness no owner-occupier crofters or tenant crofters currently have consent from the Crofting Commission to be ordinarily resident other than on, or within 32 kilometres of, their croft(s) in terms of Section 21B of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993.


Covid -19

The majority of our staff continue to work from home but we do now have some staff who are able to access our office, although the numbers are restricted due to social distancing measures. 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.

Where possible you should continue to contact us by email as although our reception line is operational it is not possible to transfer calls to staff who are working from home. However, staff will respond to any enquiries to our reception line by email.
November 2020.

Crofting Commission, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW


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