Additional funding will create jobs in the Western Isles
08 July 2020
Crofting Commission Convener Rod Mackenzie said: “This is an important day for crofting and its future and we thank Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism, for his recognition of the importance of crofting by giving the Crofting Commission this funding boo...
Crofting Commissioners limit their travel
16 March 2020
Crofting Commissioners will limit their travel to Inverness this week by telephoning into their Board Meeting that will be held on Thursday 19 March 2020. At this point in time the meeting will still be open for members of the public to attend, but those Commissi...
13 January 2020
Only a week since the Crofting Census forms were issued and already we’ve had over 330 completed online and just over 1,000 hard copy returns.
Our Convener, Rod Mackenzie has filled in his census form online and said, “the online service is quick and easy...
Decrofting Directions have been added to our ROC Online
05 November 2019
As of today entries in the ROC Online will hold details of historic decrofting Directions that have been issued in respect of the crofts. Historic in this case means all decrofting Directions from 1977 up to and including the 31/08/2019.
Decrofting Directions betwe...
Want to learn more about our Regulatory Application Process?
18 June 2019
In order to give people a better understanding of the process and timescales involved for dealing with regulatory applications we have added information to this website www.crofting.scotland.gov.uk/forms-and-guidance which explains the timescales involved for a straightforw...
New Guidance for Common Grazings Committees
26 February 2019
The Crofting Commission has created a new set of guidance for Common Grazings Committees. The Guidance is intended to assist Grazings Committees with their responsibilities to maintain and improve common grazings. It provides information on all aspects of common grazi...
19 December 2018
The 2018 Crofting Census will be issued on 7 January 2019. The Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 stipulates all crofting tenants and owner-occupier crofters have a legal obligation to complete and return their census form to the Commission.
Rod Mackenzie, Convener, said, “ la...
Collaborative working between the Crofting Commission and HiE to Support Crofting
06 August 2018
At last week’s Black Isle Show it was announced that the Crofting Commission and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HiE) would have a closer working relationship in order to further support crofting in Scotland. This follows a meeting between Rural Economy Secretary, F...
New Research on the Support for Crofting Published
30 July 2018
A new piece of research, Support for Crofting, has today been published by the Crofting Commission.
The research was commissioned by the Commission earlier in the year and was prepared by Mr. Gwyn Jones who is a director on the European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastora...
Acquiring Croft Land
01 May 2018
Have you acquired croft land? Have you informed the Crofting Commission you are the new owner of the land? If not, you could be losing out on vital information about your croft.
Chief Executive of the Crofting Commission, Bill Barron explains: “Many people do not r...