Securing the
Future of Crofting

Creating a well regulated crofting system that positively contributes to the sustainability of rural communities.


The Crofting Commission is rolling out a new computer system which will secure all of the Commission’s historical data on the Registers of Crofts and create a simpler case processing system for staff.  As a result of this there may be some disruption of service to crofters over the next couple of days. We will try and keep this to a minimum but we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Find out more


The Crofting Commission has issued the 2015 Crofting Census, more information can be found here or in our FAQs.  If you would like to speak to the Census team please call 01463 663404 or email census@crofting.scotland.gov.uk.


The Crofting Commission's revised Policy Plan was approved by the  Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Dr Aileen Mcleod, on 23 November 2015.  Read the Policy Plan.


Watch our short video to see how you can plan for the future of your croft.



Certain regulatory applications now trigger the compulsory requirement to register your croft on the Crofting Register.  In some cases this has resulted in delays in processing applications. In many circumstances the law says we cannot take decisions on regulatory applications until the croft is registered. 


We realise that delays cause frustration with our customers. One of the main reasons for delays is problems with the maps submitted with the Registration application. We would urge you to refer to the guidance issued by Registers of Scotland on the detail required in the maps.  It is also important that cheques for payment of the croft registration fee should be made payable to the Crofting Commission.


A full list of the regulatory triggers can be found here.  For more information see Crofting Register.



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