Grazings Committees are appointed to manage, maintain and improve common grazings. Having a Grazings Committee ensures that a Common Grazings can be regulated and protected by crofting law.
The committee is appointed by the crofters who share in a Common Grazings.
Having Grazings Committees is fundamental to safeguarding the future of Common Grazings land and they are often a valuable source of knowledge about crofting in their area. Grazings committees also help to sustain communal working and the management of community assets in crofting areas.
You can search for details of In Office Grazings Committees through our ROC Online
Click here for our handy one page guide on how to appoint a new Common Grazings Committee. We have also produced an example of a proxy voting notification, which can be found here.
Please email your completed Notification of New Grazing Committee to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: where a new committee has to be appointed at the end of a 3 year term, section 47(1) of the 1993 Act will require public notification of a meeting, and section 55A defines public notification as newspaper advertisement. The Commission will no longer accept Notification Forms where the meeting has not been advertised in a newspaper circulating in the district of the common grazings.
You may be eligible for assistance of up to £500 towards the establishment of a properly constituted common grazings committee, contact your nearest Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate to find out more.