Direct public access to the Register of Crofts is available for the first time today (Monday, August 28th) as the Crofting Commission launches its Register of Crofts (ROC) online – and island crofters are urged to check their details are correct.
“This is a major step forward for the Commission,” said Chief Executive Bill Barron.
“The Register of Crofts contains thousands of entries, detailing such things as the name, location, and extent of each individual croft. Every year, we receive thousands of enquiries for information held in the Register, so public access to the information will greatly improve our service to customers.”

Mr Barron added: “The information available via the Register online will be updated on a daily basis and will be built on over time to include such things as decrofting directions and apportionment orders.”
Crofting Commission Convener, Rod Mackenzie, commented:” Although having public access to the Register of Crofts should prove invaluable to crofters, landlords and solicitors, we must remember the information contained within the Register is only as good as they make it.
“We’d encourage people to go online and look at the details for their croft and if there is any information that they don’t think is correct, to contact the Commission by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that records can be checked and if necessary updated.”
The Register of Crofts online is available via the Commission’s website at