The Crofting Commission regulates
and promotes the interests of crofting in Scotland
to secure the future of crofting.

We have carefully designed a form wizard to help you find the correct regulatory application form for your needs. We have also created a short YouTube tutorial to help with completing your application form.

Form Wizard
  1. Croft with ID 0 not found.
  2. Someone not Listed.
  3. Creating a New Croft
  4. If you are happy with the choices you have made above then please read the notes below, then click the buttons at the foot of the page to download the application forms.
  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 in processing applications in addition to the usual timescales for cases. For new cases, delays of 6 weeks should be anticipated in addition to our usual timescales.

Applications that were received before March 2022 have been subject to additional delays due to a period of understaffing. We are prioritising these cases, but some may have ongoing delays whilst new staff receive the required training. Please be assured that we will be in touch when there is a significant update about your case. We encourage applicants to get in touch with our customer services team if you have not heard from us in the last 12 weeks or more.

The Commission are undertaking considerable staff recruitment and training which will alleviate current delays and result in continuing service improvements through the rest of 2022 and throughout 2023. We thank applicants and their agents for their continued patience whilst we work towards improving our casework processing times.

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