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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.



The Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 places several new compulsory requirements on crofters, which the Crofting Commission must implement in its regulatory role. One of these is the duty placed on grazing committees to report to the Commission once every five years.

The Crofting Commission recently carried out a consultation on the draft Duty to Report form. For an analysis of the responses to the consultation, please see the report here.   


Implications of adoption of new Policy Plan on those crofters who are in breach of their statutory duties who have submitted certain regulatory applications to the Commission.



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