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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 Reports
Transcripts of Decisions by the Land Court on Decrofting Appeals Involving the Commission from 1980Last Update
MacColl v Crofters Commission35 kB MacColl v Crofters Commission05/10/2010
Moray Est v Crofters Commission94 kB Moray Est v Crofters Commission05/10/2010
MacIntosh v Crofters Commission78 kB MacIntosh v Crofters Commission05/10/2010
Fox v Crofters Commission37 kB Fox v Crofters Commission05/10/2010
Gammie v Crofters Commission60 kB Gammie v Crofters Commission05/10/2010
Knight v Crofters Commission93 kB Knight v Crofters Commission05/10/2010
Ferguson v Crofters Commission98 kB Ferguson v Crofters Commission05/10/2010
MacKintosh v Crofters Commission42 kB MacKintosh v Crofters Commission05/10/2010
Lamont v Crofters Commission50 kB Lamont v Crofters Commission05/10/2010
Inksters v Crofters Commission40 kB Inksters v Crofters Commission05/10/2010
Palmer v Crofters Commission121 kB Palmer v Crofters Commission05/10/2010
Hastings v Crofters Commission30 kB Hastings v Crofters Commission05/10/2010
Gray v Crofters Commission77 kB Gray v Crofters Commission05/10/2010
Steven v Crofters Commission67 kB Steven v Crofters Commission05/10/2010
MacCormick v Crofters Commission65 kB MacCormick v Crofters Commission05/10/2010
Sutherland v Crofters Commission46 kB Sutherland v Crofters Commission05/10/2010
Regulatory Applications Received
Regulatory Applications Decided
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