Public appointment: Commissioner appointment extended on the Crofting Commission

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The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands, announced the extension to the appointment of David Campbell as a Commissioner of the Crofting Commission.


David Campbell provided the Commission with experience, knowledge and understanding of Crofting regulation. Ensuring that the organisation regulated in a way that promoted crofting, supported fragile vital communities, and helps to deliver the wider benefits to communities that a thriving crofting sector can bring.


This extension began on 1 June 2022 until 19 August 2022.

This extension is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


This extension is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £169.48 per day for a time commitment of 4.5 days per month.

Other ministerial appointments

David Campbell does not hold any other public appointments.

Political activity

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.  However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public. 

David Campbell has had no political activity within the last five years.


The Crofting Commission is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) which operates on a day-to-day basis independently of the government, but for which Scottish Ministers are ultimately responsible.  The Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 created the Crofting Commission, which came into being on 1 April 2012, taking over from the Crofters Commission.


The Crofting Commission’s principal function is regulating crofting, re-organising crofting, promoting the interests of crofting and keeping under review matters relating to crofting.

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