This Act continues into being the Crofters Commission and provides with respect to crofting, a particular form of land tenure exercised in Scotland and related matters such acquisition of land by crofters. The Commission was established by the he Crofters (Scotland) Act 1955. The Commission shall, among other things, keep under general review all matters relating to crofts and crofting conditions such as land settlement, the improvement of land and livestock, the planting of trees, the supply of agricultural equipment and requisites, the marketing of agricultural produce, experimental work on crofting methods, the provision of demonstration crofts, the needs of the crofting communities for public services of all kinds, the provision of social amenities and the need for industries to provide supplementary occupations for crofters or work for their families. For the purposes of this Act: (a) any right in pasture or grazing land held or to be held by the tenant of a croft, whether alone or in common with others; (b) any land comprising any part of a common grazing which has been apportioned for the exclusive use of a crofter under section 52(4) of this Act and; (c) any land held runrig which has been apportioned under section 52(8) of this Act, shall be deemed to form part of the croft.The Act provides for, among other things: rights of crofters; enlargement of crofts; common lands for grazing, etc; statutory conditions of tenure (set out in Schedule 2); subdivision of a croft; inheritance of tenancy of a croft; acquisition of croft (including lands of grazing and rights salmon fishing; proceedings at and powers of Land Court; termination of tenancy and de-crofting; compensation for improvement; subletting of crofts; financial assistance to crofters, cottars and certain owner- occupiers etc.; and reorganisation schemes of the Commission in respect of common grazings.
Amended by: Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (2010 asp 14). (2010-08-06)
Amended by: Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2013 (2013 asp 10). (2013-07-31)
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