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Crofting issues are well represented on the NFUS Crofting, Highlands & Islands Committee (CHIC). Our crofting membership has been growing steadily over the last few years and we have been successful in raising crofting issues to the fore in the development of wider NFUS policy. NFUS are active members of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Crofting, the Scottish Government Crofting Stakeholder Forum and other related groups looking at issues such as common grazings, the Croft Register and crofting law reform.

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Lucy Sumison

Lucy Sumsion
Crofting Policy Manager
T:  01499 600154
M: 07787 434104
E: lucy.sumsion@nfus.org.uk

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Crofting Commission
The Commission acts as an impartial tribunal in the regulation of crofting. It aims to regulate crofting, promote occupancy of crofts, promote active land use, and shared management by crofters, as a means of sustaining and enhancing rural communities.
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The Crofting, Highlands & Islands Committee meets 4 times per year in the crofting counties. One of the meetings is usually held on a farm or croft when members look in more details at a crofting/farming related topic.

Here you can find the latest on NFU Scotland’s work on Crofting – including CHIC minutes, Business Guide Updates, minutes from the Cross Party Group on Crofting and the Crofting Stakeholder Forum, consultation submissions and lots more.

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