Economic condition of crofting: 2019 to 2022
This is a report to the Scottish Parliament as outlined in the terms of section 51 of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, reflecting the economic condition of crofting and the measures taken by the Scottish Ministers, the Crofting Commission and others to support crofting during 2019 to 2022.
1. Mid-2021 Population Estimates Scotland | National Records of Scotland (nrscotland.gov.uk)
2. Results from the Scottish Agricultural Census: June 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
3. Supporting documents - Scottish household survey 2019: annual report - gov.scot (www.gov.scot) Excel tables, Chapter 2 – composition, Table 2.3
4. Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland 2017-20 (data.gov.scot) It should be noted that the figure for crofting households does not take into account household composition.
5. Application rounds from March 2019 up to September 2022.
6. From 1 January 2019.
7. Figures up to 31 October 2022.
8. Figures up to 31 October 2022.
9. The BPS & Greening figure is up to 31 October 2022. The figures for the other four schemes will not be known until early 2023.
10. The BPS & Greening amount is up to 31 October 2022. The amounts for the other four schemes will not be known until early 2023.
11. Figures up to 31 October 2022.
12. The 385 applications received as at 31 October 2022, have not been fully processed and the percentage figure will increase.
13. Figures up to 31 October 2022.
14. Figures up to 31 October 2022.
15. Figures up to 31 October 2022.
16. Figures up to 31 October 2022.
17. Due to high demand, since 28 July 2022 FAS has exceeded its available capacity to offer carbon audits during 2022/23, however the National Test programme currently provides support for carbon audits.
18. From 1 January 2019 to 31 October 2022.
19. Figures up to 31 October 2022.
20. Figures up to 31 October 2022.
21. The majority of the training under the Crofters & Smallholders Skills Boost took place in the previous reporting period of 2015-2018.
22. The FPMC closed to applications in June 2022. Further updates on the scheme will be provided by the Scottish Government in 2023.
23. Paid between March 2021 and April 2022.
24. Applications approved, with payments anticipated between October 2022 and March 2023.
25. Figures up to 31 October 2022.
26. Final recommendations are expected to be delivered by end-December 2022.
27. Data from the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) Business Insights and Conditions Survey (BICS).
28. Shetland; Orkney; Caithness and Sutherland; Moray and Inner Moray Firth; Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross; Outer Hebrides; Argyll and the Islands.
29. From May 2019 to March 2022.
30. An additional allocation of £65k was also provided for each financial year for non-cash costs such as depreciation and amortisation.
31. This figure includes the additional funding of £325,000 awarded in July 2020 to enable the Commission to increase its crofting development activities.
32. See Chapter 27 for the Crofting Register.
 Figures up to 31 October 2022.
 Non-trigger updates are changes to the register where there is no form type or legislative requirement to do so.
 Figures up to 31 October 2022.
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