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Freedom of Information (FOI) 

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 gives you the right to request information from us and for it to be given to you unless there are good reasons not to do so.

How to request information

FOI requests should be made in writing (which includes email) and sent to: Crofting Commission, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW or email:  and insert FOI into the subject heading.  Please ensure you provide your name, an address or email address for correspondence and if possible a telephone number. 

You will find our guidance on vexatious or repeated requests here

You can find out more about your rights and tips for requesting information under FOI on the Scottish Information Commissioners website.

Will there be a fee?

We do not usually charge for making requests or for providing information but we may charge if the request imposes unreasonable and significant demands on the financial and human resources of our organisation.  You will find a copy of our Charging Policy here


We will respond to your request within 20 working days. However if a request is complex or involves large amounts of information, meeting this deadline may not always be possible.  Where we are not able to respond to your request within the deadline, we will contact you to explain why and advise that we are working on providing you with a response. 

Your right to review and appeal

If we have handled your request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and you are unhappy with our response, tell us why within 40 working days, and it will be looked at afresh. We will aim to provide you with our review response within 20 working days. 

If you remain unhappy with our response, you then have the right to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner.  You should keep copies of all the correspondence you have had with us, as if you decide to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner you will be asked to provide these. 
The Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS  Telephone: 01334 464610

The Scottish Information Commissioner has now launched a new online appeal service the service is available 24/7 and offers requesters help and advice about their appeal.

FOI Requests

In the table below if you click on the date responded it will expand to show details of the request.

If you would like to see the full response issued on any of the cases listed below please email  quoting the relevent case number when making your request.


Case NoRequestStatusResponse
Request for information on the whereabouts of the Crofters Holdings Books which were formerly kept i...
Completed 9/11/20
Request for all information held, including file contents, relating to croft known as 26 Achtoty in ...
Ongoing 27/10/20
Request for a copy of the plans which were used to register the Clashmore & Raffin Common Grazings a...
Ongoing 27/10/20
Request for all information and documentation that you hold relating to the croft of 56 Mellon Charl...
Ongoing 15/10/20
Request for information on external training spend over the last 3 years
Completed 30/9/20
Request for information regarding an apportionment in South Kilchattan Common Grazings issued to Mr ...
Completed 30/9/20
Request for various information relating to what services that require users to verify identify by s...
Completed 14/9/20
Request for the following information: 1. What inspections activities does the Crofting Commission ...
Completed 14/9/20
Case numbers: 96957 /96955 / 96959 /96948 request for sight of the evidence used to make the decis...
Completed 4/9/20
Looking for: copies of any census reports which have been lodged by the undernoted common grazings ...
Completed 15/7/20
Looking for: all documentation, including all maps, financial information, reports, consultations, ...
Completed 15/7/20

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