News from 2015
Crofting Commission issue second Crofting census
21 December 2015
The Crofting Commission has issued the 2015 Crofting Census.
Crofters are legally obliged to complete and return the Crofting Census, which was issued for the first time last year, to the Crofting Commission before the end of the three month completion deadline ...
Commission encourages crofters to effectively regulate Common Grazings
01 December 2015
The Crofting Commission is encouraging crofters to regulate their Common Grazings effectively by providing a standard set of regulations, along with detailed guidance, for Grazings Committee to use when setting out the terms of the committee.
Traditionally common grazing...
2000th Croft registered with Registers of Scotland
26 November 2015
A croft in Shetland has become the 2,000th croft to be registered by Registers of Scotland (RoS) on the online Crofting Register.
It joins the 200th common grazing, a shared area of community land in Assynt, also registered this week
Introduced in 2012, the Crofting Registe...
Crofting One-Stop Shop a Success
10 November 2015
Over 200 crofters attended the recent Crofting Roadshows, organised by the Crofting Commission and working in partnership with SAC Consulting, Scottish Crofting Federation and Registers of Scotland.
Six roadshows were held across the crofting counties over the last six weeks p...
Crofting Roadshows coming to a venue near you?
14 September 2015
14 September 2015
Are you a crofter, or an aspiring crofter? Then why not come along to a crofting roadshow near you to hear short talks on key crofting issues followed by a question and answer session.
The Crofting Commission along with Registers of Scotland, Scottish Crofting Fede...
Crofters reminded of their duties
07 September 2015
The Crofting Commission is reminding crofters of their statutory duties. All crofters, both tenant and owner-occupiers, are required to comply with a number of statutory duties relating to residency and management of their crofts.
Following the first Crofting Census, iss...
Commission encourages crofters to plan for the future
27 July 2015
The Crofting Commission is encouraging crofters to plan for the future and put in place a croft succession plan for when they are no longer able to work their croft and comply with their duties.
All crofters, both tenant and owner-occupiers, are required to comply ...
Land Reform (Scotland) Bill - Call for views
29 June 2015
RURAL AFFAIRS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE- LAND REFORM (SCOTLAND) BILL - CALL FOR VIEWS
The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee wants to hear from you on the general principles of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill which the Scottis...
Crofting Commission elect new Convener
24 June 2015
The Crofting Commission today announced the election of Colin Kennedy as its new Convener.
The secret ballot, overseen by the Crofting Commission’s Chief Executive, came following the delegation of the selection of the new Convener to Commissioners by Scotland&...
Crofting Commission Convener
22 June 2015
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT NEWS RELEASE
Selection to be delegated to Commissioners.
Scotland’s Crofting Minister Aileen McLeod is to enable the Crofting Commission to select its new Convener.
In a letter to the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs Committee, Dr McLeo...
First Crofting Census presents positive picture of crofting
02 June 2015
The results of the first Crofting Census indicate that 97% of those who responded claimed that their crofts are cultivated and maintained with 87% of crofters indicating that they are currently resident on their croft.
The Crofting Commission today issued the headlin...
Crofting Commission update
22 May 2015
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT NEWS RELEASE
Minister meets Commissioners.
Options for choosing a new Convener of the Crofting Commission have been discussed at a meeting between Environment Minister Aileen McLeod and the Commissioners in Inverness.
It comes two weeks after Susan Wa...
Commission reaffirms commitment to crofting
13 May 2015
The Crofting Commission held their first Board meeting today following the resignation of Convener, Susan Walker. The Board thanked Susan for the contribution made during her time with the Commission.
Vice Convener, Colin Kennedy, chaired the meeting and said â€œThe Commission...
Crofting Commission Convener steps down
08 May 2015
The Crofting Commission today confirmed that Convener Susan Walker is to stand down from the organisation.
A Crofting Commission spokeswoman said:
“The Crofting Commission can confirm that Susan Walker has resigned as Convener and Commissioner.&nbs...
Crofting Commission launch new application forms
20 April 2015
The Crofting Commission is launching new application forms and information leaflets to help crofters understand crofting regulation.
The Commission is asking for more detailed information from crofters in their regulatory application forms to reduce the processing ti...
1000th croft registered
02 April 2015
1,000th croft registered
A croft on the Isle of Lewis has become the 1,000th croft to be registered on the online Crofting Register.
The Barvas croft was registered yesterday by Registers of Scotland (RoS) and became public record this morning.
Introduced in 2012, the Cr...
Crofting Commission to visit Ullapool
23 March 2015
The Crofting Commission will be visiting Ullapool from 24 to 25 March for their board meeting and to meet a range of crofting stakeholders.
In the afternoon of Tuesday 24 they will meet the rural students at Ullapool High School to hear about their rural skills course. T...
Crofting Commission thanks crofters for completing the first Crofting Census
17 March 2015
The Crofting Commission has praised crofters for completing and returning the first Crofting Census forms.
In October last year the Crofting Commission undertook an unprecedented data gathering exercise across the crofting community sending out Crofting Census forms ...
Commission withdraw Land Court appeal
16 February 2015
The Crofting Commission today confirmed that it has withdrawn its appeal to the Court of Session in connection with the Scottish Land Court’s decision of 18 December 2014 in the case of MacGillivray v Crofting Commission.
Due to the fixed deadline for submitting an appea...
Counting the Contribution to Crofting
22 January 2015
The Crofting Commission is reminding crofters to complete and return their Crofting Census forms, if they have not already done so. The completion deadline for the Census was on Friday 16 January 2015 and the Commission will be sending out reminders in the coming weeks...
Commission urges Crofters to complete Census before deadline
12 January 2015
The Crofting Commission is urging crofters to complete and return their Crofting Census forms before the completion deadline on Friday 16 January 2015.
The Crofting Commission has undertaken an unprecedented data gathering exercise across the crofting community with ...
Crofting Commission welcomes Croft House Grant Scheme Consultation
07 January 2015
This week the Scottish Government launched a consultation on their Croft House Grant Scheme (CHGS). The scheme provides financial assistance for the improvement and maintenance of crofter housing with the aim of attracting and retaining people in remote areas of the Highlands and...