Crofting Commission takes over from the Crofters Commission

“The aim of the Commission is to regulate crofting, to promote occupancy of crofts, active land use, and shared management by crofters, as a means of sustaining and enhancing rural communities.”

It’s happened as a result of the Crofting Reform Act 2010 which “introduces various changes to crofting which are being introduced in stages through Commencement Orders.  The 1st Commencement Order was made on 10 December 2010 . . .A second and more substantial Commencement Order was laid on 16 September 2011.  This brings some major provisions of the new Act into effect as of 1 October 2011.  . . .”

“The Crofters Commission was directed by the Minister to submit an Interim Plan, in advance of the Plan which the new Crofting Commission will be required to publish within 6 months of its establishment on 1 April 2012.  This Interim Plan came into effect on 1 October 2011 and has received Ministerial consent.  It outlines the policies which the Crofting Commission has regard to in discharging its duties under the 2010 Act. ”

Further information can be found here

We would welcome views from crofters on the impact of the changes.

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