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Decrofting Directions have been added to our ROC Online


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 between 1955 and 1976 were issued by the Secretary of State for Scotland and are not held by the Commission and are not currently available online, if you require a Direction that was issued during that period you should contact the Agricultural Development & Crofting Branch, D Spur, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh, EH11 3XD  T: 0300 244 4000.

Directions in the ROC Online will be listed against the croft entry and appear in chronological order, with the oldest presented at the top of the list.  Information on new Directions will be uploaded to the ROC Online on a quarterly basis.

However, you should note:

Advance of purchase Directions will not be displayed online until the area has been purchased from the landlord, in such cases the following message will appear

“There may be advance of purchase applications outstanding against this croft which will not be available online until they are effected. Please contact the Crofting Commission if you require further details.”

In instances where a decrofting Direction exists but the file is not in a format, as yet,  to display electronically in the ROC Online this message will appear

“File not available online yet, please contact the Crofting Commission if this is required”

There may also be some instances where you know a decrofting Direction has been issued but the ROC Online does not show the Direction and neither of the above messages appear.   If this happens please drop us a note  to so we can investigate.

A similar situation will occur where the whole of the  croft has been decrofted either in parts or as a whole.  In these circumstances the croft record is removed from the ROC as the land is no longer subject to crofting tenure and you should therefore contact us to obtain a copy of the decrofting direction(s).

We’ll continue to add to the information available through the ROC Online.  The next set of additions, planned for the spring, will be to include apportionment orders that have been granted.


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.

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