Crofting register reaches 3,000 landmark

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THE 3,000th croft has been added to the Crofting Register as teams at Registers of Scotland continue their work to have all 18,000 of the country’s crofts placed online.
The milestone represents an increase of 1,000 from last November when the 2,000-mark was reached. Indeed, the ongoing work has seen the figure rise from 1,000 to 3,000 in under two years. Furthermore, there are 300 common grazings registered.
Introduced in 2012, the Crofting Register is the first official register to give crofters legal certainty over their crofts. Because the register is map-based, it offers guarantees on the extent of croft land and will secure the land for future generations.