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Crofters (Scotland) Act 1955 (repealed 5.1.1994)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Establishment of Crofters CommissionNext Match

    1. 1. Constitution and general functions of Crofters Commission.Previous MatchNext Match

    2. 2. Particular powers and duties of the Commission.Previous MatchNext Match

  3. Crofting TenurePrevious MatchNext Match

    1. 3. Definition of “croft” and “crofter”, and conditions of tenure of crofter. Previous MatchNext Match

    2. 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Previous MatchNext Match

    3. 5. Rent.Previous MatchNext Match

    4. 6. Record of croft.Previous MatchNext Match

    5. 7. Renunciation of tenancy.Previous MatchNext Match

    6. 8. Assignation of croft. Previous MatchNext Match

    7. 9. Sub-division of croft.Previous MatchNext Match

    8. 10. Bequest of croft.Previous MatchNext Match

    9. 11. Succession to croft.Previous MatchNext Match

    10. 12. Resumption of croft or part of croft by landlord.Previous MatchNext Match

    11. 13. Provisions as to removal of crofter.Previous MatchNext Match

    12. 14. Compensation for improvements and compensation for deterioration or damage.Previous MatchNext Match

  4. Administration of CroftsPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. 15. Commission to obtain information and to compile register of crofts.Previous MatchNext Match

    2. 16. Vacant crofts.Previous MatchNext Match

    3. 16A. Provisions supplementary to s. 16(9).Previous MatchNext Match

    4. 17. Absentee crofters.Previous MatchNext Match

    5. 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Previous MatchNext Match

    6. 19—21. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Previous MatchNext Match

    7. 22. Power of Secretary of State to give financial assistance to crofters.Previous MatchNext Match

    8. 23. Supplementary provisions as to loans.Previous MatchNext Match

  5. Common GrazingsPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. 24. Appointment, etc., of grazings committee or grazings constable.Previous MatchNext Match

    2. 25. Powers and duties of grazings committees.Previous MatchNext Match

    3. 26. Common grazings regulations.Previous MatchNext Match

    4. 26A. Use of common grazings for forestry purposes.Previous MatchNext Match

    5. 27. Miscellaneous provisions as to common grazings, as to lands held runrig, and as to use by crofters of peat bogs, etc.Previous MatchNext Match

  6. CottarsPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. 28. Provisions as to cottars.Previous MatchNext Match

  7. Miscellaneous and General ProvisionsPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. 29. Service of notices.Previous MatchNext Match

    2. 30. Provisions as to entry and inspection.Previous MatchNext Match

    3. 31. Building grants and loans to owner-occupiers of like economic status as crofters.Previous MatchNext Match

    4. 32. Provisions as to compulsory purchase of land and as to management of land.Previous MatchNext Match

    5. 33. Provisions as to representations.Previous MatchNext Match

    6. 34. Determination of disputes, etc.Previous MatchNext Match

    7. 35. Financial provisions.Previous MatchNext Match

    8. 36. Regulations.Previous MatchNext Match

    9. 37. Interpretation.Previous MatchNext Match

    10. 38. Application of Act and modification of enactments in relation to the crofting counties.Previous MatchNext Match

    11. 39. Transitional provisions and savings.Previous MatchNext Match

    12. 40. Citation and commencement.Previous MatchNext Match


    1. FIRST SCHEDULEPrevious MatchNext Match

      Provisions as to the Crofters CommissionPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. Constitution of the CommissionPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 1.The Commission shall be a body corporate and shall have...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 2.Every member of the Commission shall hold and vacate office...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Previous MatchNext Match

        4. 4.The Secretary of State shall pay to the members of...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. Meetings and Proceedings of the CommissionPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 5.The quorum of the Commission shall be three or such...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 6.The proceedings of the Commission shall not be invalidated by...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 7.If at any meeting of the Commission the votes are...Previous MatchNext Match

        4. 8.The Commission shall refer to one or more of their...Previous MatchNext Match

        5. 9.In any application or other proceeding coming before them the...Previous MatchNext Match

        6. 10.Subject to the foregoing provisions of this Schedule, the Commission...Previous MatchNext Match

      3. Office, Officers and ServantsPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 11.The Commission shall have an office in the crofting counties...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 12.The Secretary of State may provide the services of such...Previous MatchNext Match

      4. Instruments executed or issued by the CommissionPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 13.The application of the seal of the Commission to any...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 14.Every document purporting to be an instrument issued by the...Previous MatchNext Match

    2. SECOND SCHEDULEPrevious MatchNext Match

      The Statutory ConditionsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 1.The crofter shall pay his rent at the terms at...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 2.The crofter shall not, except in accordance with the provisions...Previous MatchNext Match

      3. 3.The crofter shall, by himself or his family, with or...Previous MatchNext Match

      4. 3A.The crofter shall provide such fixed equipment on his croft...Previous MatchNext Match

      5. 4.The crofter shall not, to the prejudice of the interest...Previous MatchNext Match

      6. 5.A crofter shall not sublet his croft or any part...Previous MatchNext Match

      7. 6.The crofter shall not, except in accordance with the provisions...Previous MatchNext Match

      8. 7.The crofter shall not, without the consent in writing of...Previous MatchNext Match

      9. 8.The crofter shall not persistently violate any written condition signed...Previous MatchNext Match

      10. 9.The crofter shall not do any act whereby he becomes...Previous MatchNext Match

      11. 10.The crofter shall permit the landlord or any person authorised...Previous MatchNext Match

      12. 11.The crofter shall not on his croft, without the consent...Previous MatchNext Match

      13. 12.In this Schedule— the expression “cultivate” includes the use of...Previous MatchNext Match

    3. THIRD SCHEDULEPrevious MatchNext Match

      Provisions as to Security, etc., of LoansPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 1.The loan shall be secured by a heritable security over...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 2.The loan shall either be repaid by half-yearly instalments of...Previous MatchNext Match

      3. 3.The amount for the time being unpaid may at any...Previous MatchNext Match

      4. 4.A certificate by the Secretary of State that the whole...Previous MatchNext Match

      5. 5.The Secretary of State shall cause to be prepared and...Previous MatchNext Match

    4. FOURTH SCHEDULEPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    5. FIFTH SCHEDULEPrevious MatchNext Match

      Permanent ImprovementsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 1.Dwelling-house. Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 1A.Improvement works carried out in compliance with a notice of...Previous MatchNext Match

      3. 2.Farm offices. Previous MatchNext Match

      4. 3.Subsoil and other drains. Previous MatchNext Match

      5. 4.Walls and fences. Previous MatchNext Match

      6. 5.Deep trenching. Previous MatchNext Match

      7. 6.Clearing the ground. Previous MatchNext Match

      8. 7.Planting trees other than under section 25(1C) of this Act....Previous MatchNext Match

      9. 8.Making piers or landing stages. Previous MatchNext Match

      10. 9.Roads practicable for vehicles from the croft to the public...Previous MatchNext Match

      11. 10.All other improvements which, in the judgment of the Land...Previous MatchNext Match

      12. 11.Buildings or other structures erected under section five of the...Previous MatchNext Match

    6. SIXTH SCHEDULEPrevious MatchNext Match

      Application of Enactments to Crofting CountiesPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. Part I Previous MatchNext Match

        1. Enactments ceasing to have effectPrevious MatchNext Match

      2. Part II Previous MatchNext Match

        1. Modification of EnactmentsPrevious MatchNext Match

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