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Meet the Commissioners

Photo of Malcolm Matheson, Billy Neilson, James Scott, Rod Mackenzie, Mairi Mackenzie, David Campbell, Iain M MacIver, Andy Holt, Cyril Annal

Left to right: Malcolm Matheson, Billy Neilson, James Scott, Rod Mackenzie, Mairi Mackenzie, David Campbell, Iain M MacIver, Andy Holt, Cyril Annal

Nine Commissioners sit as a Board to set policies and decide complex applications. Commissioners also participate on a number of internal policy working groups with senior Commission staff.  These groups develop policy thinking and responses to partner organisations on consultations affecting the future of crofting.

Three Commissioners were appointed by Scottish Ministers and six Commissioners were elected by crofters.  All are supported by the Commission's Chief Executive and Management. 

Commissioners work 4.5 days per month with a salary of £8,789 per annum. The Convener works 8 days per month with a salary of £20,763 per annum.

All members of the Commission are bound by the provisions of the Commission’s Code of Conduct, issued and approved by the Standards Commission for Scotland.

Click on the Commissioners name below to be directed to their Register of Interests page.

Elected Commissioners:

Appointed Commissioners:

Commissioners sit as a Board to set policies and decide complex applications.  Board meetings are normally held every 6 weeks.

Meet the Commissioners

Covid -19

UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS
The Commission is now accepting new applications, but as all staff continue to work from home and the office remains closed, these will be processed more slowly than usual. Any applications that relate to statutory deadlines, or which concern a Crofting Register form to notify the Commission that an event has taken place, will be given priority over other applications.

Where applications require a site visit, it will not be possible for any site visit to be carried out until the government eases the current restrictions on movement.Where any application involves a hearing, no hearings will take place until the current restrictions on movement are eased and the government has advised that public meetings (with appropriate physical distancing) can take 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.

You can continue to contact us by email info@crofting.gov.scot and although we are now in a position to deal with phone calls to our reception line, few staff have access to work phones to make return calls and therefore the service will be limited. We would therefore ask that you continue to contact us via email.

The Commission understands that this is a difficult time for all concerned, but we wish to reassure crofters and their agents that we will continue to work to restore normal levels of service. It is unlikely that this can be fully restored until the government permits offices to reopen and for various restrictions on movements and meetings to be eased.
20 May 2020.

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