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Customer Care - Standards of Service

We believe our customers should always receive the highest standards of service in an efficient, open and accountable way. This page sets out the standards of service you can expect from us.

To ensure we provide the service you expect, we welcome feedback - good and bad!  You can help us improve our service or tell us what we are doing well by completing and returning this Comments/Suggestions form.  Any comments will be passed to our Chief Executive for attention.

Visitors to our Office

Our office are open from 08:30 to 17:00 hrs - Monday to Thursday and 08:30 to 16:30 hrs on Fridays.Meeting a member of staff is by appointment only. Persons wishing an appointment should telephone or email us, preferably at least one full week prior to the desired date for appointment, and advise us of what they wish to discuss. The will allow for arrangements to be made and for staff to properly research the matter raised. If you call at an agreed time you will be seen at that time or at least within 10 minutes.

General Correspondence and Telephone Enquiries

We aim to:

  • Answer telephone enquiries promptly. If we cannot deal with your enquiry at the first point of contact, you will be passed on quickly to someone who can. Failing that, we will take your details and ensure you are contacted later that day or the next working day. 
  • Under normal operating conditions, respond to correspondence within 20 working days of receipt.

Please note that we do not accept any letters that are delivered with insufficient postage. These will be returned directly to you by Royal Mail.

Media Enquiries

We aim to deal with all media enquiries as quickly as possible and arrange a response within 2 hours. If this is not possible, you will be advised at the time.

Performance

We publish our performance in our Annual Report which is available free of charge from our offices or download a copy from our forms and leaflets page.

Regulatory Applications

We aim to:

  • Provide you with an appropriate form and on request, discuss, in general terms, the nature of your proposals.
  • Acknowledge receipt of your application.

Finance

We follow the Government's policy on payment performance and aim to pay all invoices not in dispute within 10 days (or the agreed terms if different).

 
 
 
 
 
 

Customer Care - Standards of Service

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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