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Crofting Acts

The constitution, powers and duties of the Crofting Commission are set out in The Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 as amended by the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2007, the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 and the Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2013.  Find out more in the Framework document below.

The Commission under Section 2C of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 submitted a Policy Plan in September 2017 to the Scottish Ministers setting out its policy on how it proposes to exercise its functions. A copy of the  Policy Plan 2017 can be found below as well as a copy of our Scheme of Delegation.

CROFTING COMMISSION POLICY PLAN
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).  

 

The Act & Policy

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.

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