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

Where can I get help?

All these organisations offer help and assistance to crofters, visit their websites for full details of how they may be able to help you.

Croft House Grant Scheme This scheme provides grants for crofters to improve and maintain the standards of crofter housing, with the aim of attracting and retaining people within the crofting areas of Scotland. Crofting Agricultural Grant Scheme CAGS provides grants for crofters to make improvements to their crofts and help to sustain their businesses. Funding can be used for: capital projects, construction or improvement of agricultural buildings; establishing a Common Grazings Committees etc. Farm Advisory Service Scotland’s Farm Advisory Service (FAS): provide information and resources aimed at increasing the profitability and sustainability of farms and crofts. Grant support, a full programme of events, a subscription service for crofts and a range of articles and publications form the core of this service. Scottish Crofting Federation Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF): engages with agencies and government at local, national and international levels to affect policy on rural development. We are the UK's largest association of small-scale food producers. Highlands and Islands Enterprise We work in a diverse region which extends from Shetland to Argyll, and from the Outer Hebrides to Moray, covering more than half of Scotland’s land mass. We have offices across the region helping communities and businesses to develop and grow. NFU Scotland NFU Scotland has 40 regional group offices across the country offering personalised one-to-one support for our members. Visit our website to find the NFUS office nearest to you. Woodland Crofts Supporting Lives & Livelihoods through Managing Woodland: to encourage, support and advise both existing and prospective woodland crofters. It brings together in one place existing information and guidance on woodland crofts, what they are and how they have come about. SRUC SAC consulting offers business advisory services to support and advise land-based businesses in the rural economy. Courses and training at SRUC provide knowledge, skills and opportunities that help you achieve your goals. Scottish Land Court The Scottish Land Court is a Court of law. The Court’s jurisdiction is set firmly within the context of Scottish farming. It has authority to resolve a range of disputes, including disputes between landlords and tenants, in agriculture and crofting. The Court is based in Edinburgh, but holds hearings throughout Scotland. NatureScot NatureScot is Scotland’s nature agency, working to ensure our natural environment is maintained, enhanced and brings us benefits in Scotland. This includes our key habitats, landscapes and, our native species. We seek to inspire people to care about it. Naturescot is a delivery partner for the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme, Peatland Action and Goose Management Schemes.
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