The Crofting Commission regulates
and promotes the interests of crofting in Scotland
to secure the future of crofting.
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  5. Creating a new croft

    If the Commission consider it is in the public interest, and there would be social and economic benefits, land can now be designated as croft land, within the existing crofting counties or in the designated new areas for crofting which are:

    • The local  government area of Highland that is outwith the existing crofting counties
    • The local government area of Moray
    • The local government area of Argyll and Bute, the parishes of Kingarth, North Bute and Rothesay
    • The local government area of North Ayrshire, the islands of Arran (including Holy Island and Pladda), Great & Little Cumbrae.

    As a guideline, in order to be sustainable, the Commission would generally look for any land constituted as a new croft to a minimum of 3 hectares in extent.

     

    Please ensure you submit your Registers of Scotland (RoS) Registration Application form along with your application, if required.

    Please note that when you are completing the Registration Application for RoS you are required to advise them of persons who own/occupy any adjacent croft or land, as our ROC is not mapped based the Commission cannot assist you with this information.

  6. Download your Creating a New Croft Application FormDownload your Creating a New Croft Guidance Document
  7. Alternatively, if you just want to see a full list of all our forms here.

We apologise that there are currently delays of around 12 weeks in processing regulatory applications in addition to the usual timescales for cases. This is due to the increased case load and recent loss of experienced staff. We are expanding our regulatory team to address this and we expect the additional staff to be employed and operational within the next 3 months.   

If you have a case with us at the moment, please be assured that you do not need to contact us. Our standard practice of contacting applicants when additional information is required or when significant developments are made to your case remains the usual process. Thank you for your patience during this time.

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