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PLEASE NOTE, in any application involving or affecting access to the croft, provisions for sufficient vehicular access must be clearly marked on plans submitted with the application. Please take the time to consider any issues relating to access to the croft carefully before submitting the application to us. This may help avoid delays in dealing with your case. To take account of modern vehicles and equipment, access to the croft should be at least 4 metres wide.



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 http://www.ros.gov.uk/pdfs/crpg.pdf  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 via the link below:

www.ros.gov.uk/croftingregister/trigger_event_leaflet.pdf  For more information see Crofting Register.

Please see the Crofting Commission Policy Plan for our Policies on individual regulatory functions.

Guidance on advertising applications.




Law, Policy and Rules of Procedure
Apportionment Forms And Guidance
Assignation Forms And Guidance
Testate Succession - Bequest of Croft Forms and Guidance
Intestate Succession - Transfer by Executor Forms and Guidance
Creating a new croft Forms and Guidance
Crofters Duties and Statutory Conditions
Crofter Forestry Application and Explanatory Notes
Change of Ownership of a croft or Part of a Croft
Notification of Change of Contact Details
Common Grazings Forms and Guidance
Division Forms and Guidance
Decrofting Forms and Guidance
Letting Forms and Guidance
Subletting Forms and Guidance
Short Term Let - Owner-occupier Crofter
Exchange of Croft Land Form
Leaflets and Factsheets
Enlarge Croft Land Forms and Guidance
Consultation ReportsLast Update
Future of Scottish Agriculture205 kB Future of Scottish Agriculture11/12/2015
Commission response to RACCE316 kB Commission response to RACCE02/09/2015
Croft House Grant Scheme - Commission response271 kB Croft House Grant Scheme - Commission response01/04/2015
Highland Biodiversity Action Plan 2015 - 17 -Commission response315 kB Highland Biodiversity Action Plan 2015 - 17 -Commission response02/03/2015
Crofting Commission Duty to Report Consultation Response565 kB Crofting Commission Duty to Report Consultation Response02/03/2015
Commission response to Good Food Nation - Discussion Document1879 kB Commission response to Good Food Nation - Discussion Document02/03/2015
The Future of Land Reform in Scotland - Commission response190 kB The Future of Land Reform in Scotland - Commission response02/03/2015
Crofting Commission response to Community Right to Buy82 kB Crofting Commission response to Community Right to Buy02/03/2015
Women on Pubic Boards - Commission response123 kB Women on Pubic Boards - Commission response29/04/2015
Highlands and Islands Vetinary Services Scheme - Commission response174 kB Highlands and Islands Vetinary Services Scheme - Commission response29/04/2015
Transcripts of Decisions by the Land Court on Decrofting Appeals Involving the Commission from 1980
Regulatory Applications Received
Regulatory Applications Decided
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