Last month’s Journal carried an article from Registers of Scotland on the new Crofting Register. That article, however, possibly did not bring out some of the issues concerning the register that those involved in crofting law should be aware of.
RoS consider that the Crofting Register in time “will provide a definitive record of the extent of, and interests in, land within crofting tenure in Scotland”. That is not perhaps quite correct. Whilst common grazings are to be mapped, there will be no details on the register about what shares are actually held in the common grazings and by whom.
Following the decision by the Scottish Land Court on the Reference by the Crofting Commission