Securing the
Future of Crofting

Crofting Commission

Our aim is to regulate crofting, to promote occupancy of crofts, active land use, and shared management by crofters as a means of sustaining and enhancing rural communities.


Vision:  That the Crofting Commission is recognised as a knowledgeable, open, fair, efficient and effective regulator. 


We Value: 

  •  Those we serve and each other
  • Clear, positive, measurable outcomes
  • Supportive team working
  • Positive change and continual improvement
  • Constant learning
  • Impartiality
  • Respect for difference and diversity
  • Openness and clarity  


The Crofting Commission also advises Scottish Government on crofting issues. A copy of the Commission's Policy Plan as agreed by the Minister can be found here.


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).  A copy of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Report can be found here.

Details of the Crofting Commission Plan can be found under The Act & Policy.


Read the Crofting Commission's Training Plan

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