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Election of Grazings Committees

PLEASE SEE THE COVID 19 DOCUMENT BELOW FOR GUIDANCE ON APPOINTING A NEW GRAZINGS COMMITTEE.

Grazing Committees are set up to manage the common grazing. To have a regulated (protected by law) common grazing there must be a Grazing Committee.

The committee consists of a number of people who share in the common grazing and are elected onto the Committee by other shareholders.

Grazing Committees are the most effective way to safeguard the future of common grazing land and they can hold a valuable source of knowledge about crofting in the area. Grazing Committees can also contribute to increasing the confidence in communal working and management of community assets.

You can search for details of In Office Grazings Committees through our ROC Online 

Please note: where a new committee has to be appointed at the end of a 3 year term, section 47(1) of the 1993 Act will require public notification of a meeting, and section 55A defines public notification as newspaper advertisement. The Commission will no longer accept Notification Forms where the meeting has not been advertised in a newspaper circulating in the district of the common grazings.

You may be eligible for assistance of up to £500 towards the establishment of a properly constituted  common grazings committee, contact your nearest Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate to find out more.

Election of Grazings Committees

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. You can of course continue to use the mobile numbers on the Contact Us page of this website to speak with us.

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.

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

 

 

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