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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 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.

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.

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