The Crofting Commission is required to give notice to crofters to make an annual declaration regarding their croft through the Crofting Census. This is a legislative duty which was implemented as part of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010.
Crofters are asked to provide information on whether they are complying with their duties. This will help to establish a clear picture of the current state of crofting and enable the Commission to build up the evidence base for the value of crofting. With the information provided, the Commission will be able to better understand and raise issues facing the future of crofting.
Crofters can contribute to the future of their crofts and communities by:
What are the duties of a crofter?
The Crofting Commission are on hand to support and advise crofters on the various options available to them in complying with their duties.
Here are two short videos to update, and explain some questions we are commonly asked about the Crofting Census. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI7nArdv2gM and how to complete your Census form online. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HasUDuhCy8c&t=1s
The 2020 census will be issued in January 2021 and all crofters must complete and return their form(s) by 31 March 2021.
If you have any questions please call, or email, and we’ll be happy to assist you with your query. T:01463 663439 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Approved Applications:If you are a crofter who has had an application approved by the Commission within the last 3 months