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The Act & Policy

Crofting Acts

The constitution, powers and duties of the Crofting Commission are set out in The Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 as amended by the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2007, the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 and the Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2013.  Find out more in the Framework document below.

The Commission under Section 2C of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 submitted a Policy Plan in September 2017 to the Scottish Ministers setting out its policy on how it proposes to exercise its functions. A copy of the  Policy Plan 2017 can be found below as well as a copy of our Scheme of Delegation.

CROFTING COMMISSION POLICY PLAN
The Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005 (“the Act”) Screening Determination under Section 8 (1)

We (the Crofting Commission) have prepared a five year policy plan. We have determined under section 8(1) of the Act, following consultation with the Consultation Authorities, that the Crofting Commission Policy Plan is not likely to have significant effects upon the environment. Any environmental effects will be site specific and can be controlled by other more specific agricultural controls and environmental mechanisms. Therefore, the Crofting Commission Policy Plan will not require strategic environmental assessment (SEA).  

 

The Act & Policy

Covid -19

UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS
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 info@crofting.gov.scot 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.

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

 

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