Audit Scotland's Report of the Crofting Commission
13 October 2021
Audit Scotland has today, Wednesday 13th of October, published a Section 22 Report in addition to a Deloitte audit report of the Crofting Commission.
Commenting today, Malcolm Mathieson, Convenor of the Crofting Commission said:
“As an organisation we...
Crofting Commission announce new East Highlands Commissioner
23 August 2021
The Crofting Commission announced today that Archie MacNab was appointed as the new elected Commissioner from the East Highlands constituency. Commissioner MacNab’s appointment will run until 2022 and follows the recent resignation of Rod MacKenzie.
Born and raised...
New entrants making the most of community-owned croft on Colonsay
09 August 2021
A tenancy termination by the Crofting Commission on the Isle of Colonsay paved the way for new entrants Lizzie & Darragh Keenaghan to bring a croft back into purposeful use. In less than two years, The Wee Croft has brought positive contributions to the social and envir...
Crofting Commission and Scottish Crofting Federation welcome responsible tourism
03 August 2021
Responsible tourism is at the heart of a new initiative to deepen the understanding of crofting during the holiday period. The Crofting Commission have produced an informative leaflet to educate visitors about crofting and encouraging them to be considerate of the environment and...
Community engagement at the heart of new Crofting Commission roles
27 July 2021
The Crofting Commission has seen a welcome expansion to establish a crofting community-focused Crofting Development Team. The new team transforms the way the Commission can support and engage with crofters and the location of the two new officers within the Western Isles means th...
Crofting Commissioner Malcolm Mathieson appointed as new Convener
20 July 2021
The Crofting Commission has announced today that Commissioner Malcolm Mathieson has been appointed Convener, after the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands invited Commissioners to select a new Convener.
The new appointment is due to the resignation of Rod MacKenzie...
New leaflet entitled
13 July 2021
A new leaflet titled ‘Crofting in the Highlands & Islands’ has been produced by the Crofting Commission, to explain what crofting is and why it is important in Scotland.
The leaflet is aimed at visitors to the crofting communities and explains the sys...
Rod MacKenzie resigns from Crofting Commission roles
07 July 2021
Rod Mackenzie has resigned from both his role as the Crofting Commission’s Convener, and his role as Commissioner from East Highlands. He has intimated this to the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands and resigned with immediate effect. Mr Mackenzie w...
Crofting Commission Convener
23 June 2021
Rod Mackenzie resigned from his role as the Crofting Commission’s Convener on 21/06/21. As yet, the Cabinet Secretary has not appointed his successor. The Commission’s board meeting, planned for 24/06/21 will be postponed until a new Convener has been appointed.
Croft Under-use and Availability Survey Results
26 May 2021
A short anonymous survey was issued to the crofting community via the Commission’s website and social media to get a better understanding of the issues surrounding croft under-use and availability.
The full survey results may be viewed here.