Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill


Stage 1

The Bill was introduced by the Scottish Government on 10 May 2013. The Bill aims to address issues in the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 arising from amendments made by the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 which have left tenant and owner-occupier crofters not being treated equally in terms of their ability to decroft land. The Bill’s intention is therefore to amend the 1993 Act to resolve difficulties that owner-occupiers currently have when attempting to decroft land. A copy of the Bill and accompanying documents can be found at:

The Committee intends to take evidence on 15 and 22 May 2013 and to report to the Parliament by 31 May 2013.

The Committee would also welcome any views on the Financial Memorandum which accompanies the Bill.


Written evidence

The Committee issued a call for evidence on 10 May 2013.

Read the responses received by the Committee

Read the call for evidence

Read the RACCE Committee's Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill press release


Read the Committee's Stage 1 Report on the Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (1061KB pdf).

Read the Scottish Government's response to the Committee's Stage 1 Report on the Crofting (Amendment)(Scotland) Bill (193KB pdf).

Additional Information

Read the Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill 2013 - Final Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (506KB pdf).


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