2017 Crofting Elections

Closed 22 Jun 2016

Opened 18 Mar 2016

Results Updated 7 Nov 2016

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Overview

The first crofting elections took place in 2012 with the next crofting elections due to take place in March 2017.  The elections will result in 6 people from the 6 constituencies that make up the crofting counties and areas being elected as members of the Crofting Commission’s Board. .

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Contact Details:

The Scottish Government
Crofting Policy Team
Agriculture and Rural Development Branch
Saughton House, D Spur
Broomhouse Drive
Edinburgh
EH11 3XD

0300 244 9199

Why We Are Consulting

Right now, we are asking crofters, and others with an interest, to provide their views on some key aspects of about the election, including:

  • the boundaries for the 6 constituency areas
  • who should be able to vote in the election
  • who should be able to stand for election

 

We would also like your views on some points of detail such as:

  • the process for appointing a new Commissioner should a vacancy arise before the 2022 crofting election
  • the maximum amount and process for election expenses

 

We would also like to hear ideas about how to improve the diversity of the people standing for election as Crofting Commissioners. We are particularly keen to encourage more women to stand for election.  The Scottish Government’s wider aim is to improve the gender balance of Boards as part of our Partnership for Change 50/50 by 2020 campaign.  We would also like to understand any implications for businesses, the third sector or public bodies as a result of the election process.

 

Audiences

  • Crofters
  • Local Authorities

Interests

  • Farming and Rural