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Crofting Commission issue reminder to crofters ahead of census deadline

By Niall Harkiss

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Crofting Commission Great Glen House. Picture: Gary Anthony.
Crofting Commission Great Glen House. Picture: Gary Anthony.

The Crofting Commission has issued a reminder to crofters across Scotland of the upcoming deadline to return their annual census forms.

This year's deadline is Tuesday, April 8, 2024.

The annual Crofting Census is a legislative duty which was implemented as part of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010.

In the declaration, crofters are asked to provide information on whether they are complying with their duties, to help the Commission to better understand and raise issues facing the future of crofting.

A spokesperson for the Crofting Commission said: “A complete and accurate census is vital for the Crofting Commission to effectively represent crofters' interests and ensure the proper allocation of resources for the crofting community.

“The census data helps the Commission understand current trends, plan for future needs, and advocate for appropriate government policies.

“All registered crofters should have received a census form by mail, which links them to an online page to submit their census electronically.”

“The Crofting Commission emphasises the importance of every crofter participating in the census.

“From this year, crofters who have not returned their census multiple times in the past may be visited by a Crofting Commission agent to ensure compliance with their legal crofting duties.

“Together, by completing the census, crofters can ensure a strong and well-represented crofting sector in Scotland. The Crofting Commission is here to help!”

For questions or assistance regarding the census, crofters are advised to contact the Crofting Commission on 01463 663488.

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