Crofting Commission review

Review into crofting regulator governance arrangements.

A review of governance arrangements at the Crofting Commission is underway, seeking to assess the current position and make recommendations on future action.

The review will consider matters including:

  • Governance arrangements relating to the Board and a review of the systems, procedures and support mechanisms to underpin effective decision making
  • The systems, processes and procedures in relation to decision making in three recent Common Grazings cases - at Bohuntin, Upper Coll and Mangersta. The review will not consider the decisions taken. 
  • Arrangements for handling conflicts of interest

 Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity Fergus Ewing said:

“Crofting is a vital part of many rural communities in Scotland. That is why it is essential that it has an effective regulator to protect and enhance the crofting way of life.

“This review will help to promote effective governance within the Crofting Commission and it is an opportunity to take stock, learn from experiences and examine positives as well as opportunities for improvement.”


 Business advisors and accountancy firm Scott-Moncrieff will carry out the review, which will report back to the Scottish Government early in 2017.


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