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Contacting Us

As we are unable to take calls on our normal office telephone number crofters can speak with us by phoning a Commissioner or Senior Member of Staff on one of the numbers below

  • Convener Rod Mackenzie – 07704 329973
  • Commissioner Andy Holt - 07920 541878
  • Commissioner David Campbell - 07833 237745
  • Commissioner James Scott - 07870 168342 
  • Commissioner Mairi Mackenzie - 07880 094872
  • Commissioner Malcolm Mathieson – 07771 981600
  • Commissioner Billy Neilson - 07766313869
  • Commissioner Iain M Maciver - 07870 168294
  • Commissioner Cyril Annal - 07774 707944
  • Bill, Barron, CEO – 07881 728666
  • Joseph Kerr, Head of Regulatory Support – 07990 803483

Before contacting the Crofting Commission please first view the options below as you may find the answer to your question immediately.  If you click on the question it will expand so you can see the answer.

 

Has my application been received?

We will acknowledge receipt of your application once it has been checked and validated. We also put a list of applications received onto this website www.crofting.scotland.gov.uk/received-and-decisions  which is updated on a weekly basis, so you may wish to check that list before contacting us.

I want to know how my case is progressing.

We will contact you at each stage of the application process to advise you of progress, for example we will send you an acknowledgment letter once the application is validated, we will let you know if there have been any submissions as a result of the public notification and let you know if we need to get a report from SGRPID etc.

Please remember if your application was sent to us by an agent working on your behalf, it will be the agent who we correspond with.

 

I need an application form.

All our application forms and guidance notes are available on this website www.crofting.scotland.gov.uk/regulatory-applications  

Please read all the information carefully to make sure you are using the correct form as this is a common reason for us having to return applications. Another of the main reasons we have to return applications is errors in the accompanying maps so please make sure the maps meet the necessary requirements.

How long will my application take to process?

Timescales will depend on the type of application and if there are negative submissions following the public notification period.  It will also be dependent on whether or not your croft is registered with Registers of Scotland.   

I have a question about my croft.

You may want to check the information in our Register of Crofts Online www.crofting.scotland.gov.uk/register-of-crofts-roc where you can access details about your croft.

I have a question about croft registration

The  Commission assess the validity of croft registration applications and collect and pay all application fees to the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland.   All application forms and mapping requirements can be found on the Registers of Scotland website.

kb.ros.gov.uk/other-registration-types/crofting/os-map-extracts-and-plans

You can also view who should register and when https://kb.ros.gov.uk/other-registration-types/crofting/who-should-register,-and-when

Where can new and existing crofters get help?

 

TRAINING 

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) run a variety of courses for new and existing crofters

www.crofting.org

T: 01854 612220

E: training@crofting.org

Farm Advisory Service (FAS)

FAS also run a variety of training events and give access to materials tailored to the needs of crofters and smallholders.

www.fas.scot

IMPROVEMENTS ON THE CROFT

e.g fencing, agricultural buildings

Contact your local  SGRPID office – contact details can be found at: www.ruralpayments.org/publicsite/futures/topics/contact-us/

Housing Grant for new build or improvements

Croft House Grant Scheme (CHGS) - contact the CHGS team in Tiree

https://www.ruralpayments.org/topics/

T: 01879 – 220240

E: CHGS@gov.scot

Your Area Assessor

Contact details are on this website www.crofting.scotland.gov.uk/assessors

Your local Grazings Committee

You can access details of grazings committees on our ROC Online www.crofting.scotland.gov.uk/register-of-crofts-roc or email us at info@crofting.gov.scot

Other Useful Websites

www.sruc.ac.uk

www.nfus.org.uk  

www.ros.gov.uk/services/registration/crofting-register

www.soilassociation.org

www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/animal-and-plant-health-agency

www.hie.co.uk/community-support

www.scottish-land-court.org.uk

I want to know how to get a croft.

Few croft tenancies come on to the market and when they do they are in great demand. Prospective crofters can look for tenancies in local newspapers or may contact crofting solicitors or estate agents to register their interest. Some have found a croft by placing a 'wanted' advertisement in the relevant local newspaper. The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) is compiling a list of those interested in acquiring a croft and will provide information on how to find a croft and vacant crofts available. If you wish to be in this initiative please contact HQ@crofting.org 01599 530005.

We do not own any crofts and on the few occasions where we take action to let a croft tenancy we advertise and invite interest for the tenancy in a local newspaper.

 

I need general information about crofting.

You will find a lot of information on crofting throughout this website, and also in our Register of Crofts Online www.crofting.scotland.gov.uk/register-of-crofts    You can also search our general Frequently Asked Questions page which lists questions under topic headings www.crofting.scotland.gov.uk/faq 

Want to contact a Commissioner?

Rod Mackenzie, Convener, rod.mackenzie@crofting.gov.scot

Mairi Mackenzie, Commissioner, mairi.mackenzie@crofting.gov.scot

David Campbell, Commissioner, david.campbell@crofting.gov.scot

Billy Neilson, Commissioner, billy.neilson@crofting.gov.scot

Iain M Maciver, Commissioner, iain.maciver@crofting.gov.scot

Andy Holt, Commissioner, andrew.holt@crofting.gov.scot

Cyril Annal, Commissioner, cyril.annal@crofting.gov.scot

Malcolm Matheson, Commissioner, malcolm.matheson@crofting.gov.scot

James Scott, Commissioner, james.scott@crofting.gov.scot

Something else.

If you haven't found the information you want in the sections above, you can contact us using the details below.  If you would like to visit our office to discuss a crofting matter we recommend you telephone us first (01463 663439) to arrange an appointment so we can ensure a member of staff is available to see you.

info@crofting.gov.scot

Crofting Commission,
Great Glen House,
Leachkin Road,
Inverness, IV3 8NW 

01463 663439

Something else.

If you haven't found the information you want in the sections above, you can contact us using the details below.

Write to: Crofting Commission, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW 

Email: info@crofting.gov.scot  

Telephone: 01463 663439 (please note we are currently unable to accept calls on this number due to COVID 19)

If you would like to visit our office to discuss a crofting matter you need to contact us to make an appointment.

Contacting Us

UPDATE FOR CROFTERS

Given last night’s announcement from the UK and Scottish Government the Crofting Commission’s office is now effectively closed.

Working without an office base presents us with many practical challenges and we will not be able to offer a normal service. We cannot deal with any new applications for the time being, though we will keep this under review. Meantime, our staff who continue to work from home, will process existing applications as far as possible.

You can continue to contact us by email info@crofting.gov.scot. Messages received in this inbox will find their way to the right person.

We cannot take phone calls on our normal office number or respond to any voicemails that are left on that number. Instead we have added mobile numbers to the Contact Us page of this website so crofters can continue to speak with us.

These are certainly unprecedented times and the proposals outlined above may change but we will keep you updated if they do.

Crofting Commission, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW 

 

 

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