The Crofting Commission regulates
and promotes the interests of crofting in Scotland
to secure the future of crofting.

2023 Crofting Census: Your Voice, Our Future


The Crofting Commission is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2023 Crofting Census. As part of our commitment to sustain and nurture the crofting way of life, we invite all crofters to participate in this crucial annual exercise.

Why Your Response Matters

  • Shaping Future Policies: Your input is vital in shaping the policies that affect crofting. By sharing your experiences and perspectives, you help us understand the unique needs and aspirations of the crofting community.
  • Fulfilling Legal Duties: Completing the Crofting Census is not just a contribution to your community; it's a legal obligation that strengthens the foundation of crofting. Your participation ensures that our policies and resources are aligned with the community's needs.

How to Respond

Responding to the census is straightforward and accessible. Visit and follow the instructions provided. You can use the ID and passcode included in your notice letter or simply scan the QR code with your smartphone or tablet. The deadline for submissions is 8th April 2024, so please ensure your voice is heard by participating as soon as possible.

Your Co-operation is Key

Your contribution to the Crofting Census is more than just compliance with the law; it's an opportunity to actively shape the future of crofting in Scotland. Together, we can ensure that our policies and actions reflect the true spirit and needs of the crofting community.

For more information, visit our website or contact us at 01463 663488. Remember, your voice matters in the Crofting Census!

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