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Common Grazings Census

The Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 imposed new requirements on grazings committees to report every 5 years on the condition of their common grazings, the condition of every croft of tenant and owner-occupier crofters sharing in the grazings and on any other matter affecting the common grazings or crofting in any township associated with the grazings.

We have created a template form for the Grazings Census to help grazings committees comply with their Duty to Report and have consulted with crofters and crofting stakeholders to make the form as easy and simple to complete as possible.

The final part of the form allows grazings committees to highlight specific concerns they may have about misuse, neglect or non-residency of crofts in the township. The Commission will normally only investigate matters further where they consider that crofting duties are not complied with. However, section 26B of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 allows the Commission to investigate potential breaches of duty of its own accord.

It is in the interest of crofting as a whole that these issues are addressed to ensure that croft land continues to be worked for the benefit of generations of crofters to come.

A copy of the Grazings Census form can be found below along with Frequently Asked Questions. Hard copies of the form are available on request.

Please complete the form and either email to GrazingCensus@crofting.gov.scot or return a copy by post. Any questions regarding the Grazings Census should also be emailed to GrazingCensus@crofting.gov.scot or write to us at the address at the bottom of the page.

Common Grazings - Common Grazings Census

Common Grazings Census

Covid -19

UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS
The majority of our staff continue to work from home but we do now have some staff who are able to access our office, although the numbers are restricted due to social distancing measures. We will continue to give priority to applications that relate to statutory deadlines, or which concern a Crofting Register forms to notify the Commission that an event has taken place.

Approved Applications:

If you are a crofter who has had an application approved by the Commission within the last 3 months
Please read this important information regarding effecting Commission regulatory decisions.

Site visits are still not possible until the government eases the current restrictions on movement. Similarly, no hearings will take place until public meetings (with appropriate social distancing) can take place.

Where possible you should continue to contact us by email info@crofting.gov.scot as although our reception line is operational it is not possible to transfer calls to staff who are working from home. However, staff will respond to any enquiries to our reception line by email.
November 2020.

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

 

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