Citation and interpretation

1.  This Order may be cited as the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement, Saving and Transitory Provisions) Order 2010.

2.  In this Order—

“the Act” means the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010;

“the 1993 Act” means the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993(1).

Appointed days

3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions of the Act specified in column 1 of the Schedule to this Order (the subject matter of which is specified in column 2 of the Schedule) is specified in column 3 of the Schedule.

(2) Where a purpose is specified in column 4 of the Schedule, a provision specified in column 1 comes into force in accordance with paragraph (1) only for that purpose.

Transitory provision

4.—(1) Any reference to “the Commission” or the “Crofting Commission” in any provision of the Act commenced by this Order is to be read as a reference to the Crofters Commission.

(2) This article has effect until the day on which section 1(1) of the Act (renaming the Crofters Commission) comes into force.

Saving provisions

5.—(1) The commencement of section 40 of the Act (limitation on crofter’s ability to nominate disponee) has no effect as regards any application to the Land Court under section 12(1) of the 1993 Act made prior to 1st July 2011.

(2) The commencement of section 41 of the Act (extension of period during which sum is payable on disposal of croft land) has no effect as regards croft land acquired pursuant to an order of the Land Court under section 13(1) of the 1993 Act made prior to 1st July 2011.

(3) The repeal of the words “by way of stated case” in sections 25(8), 38A(1) and 52A(2)(a) of the 1993 Act by section 50(1) of the Act does not affect any appeal to the Land Court made prior to 1st February 2011.


Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,


7th December 2010