Crofting paperwork has been overhauled with the launch of new forms by the Crofting Commission.
The crofters body has drawn up new application forms and information leaflets, which it claims will help crofters better understand crofting regulation.
Regulatory forms, such as those used for assignation, decrofting and applying to sublet a croft, will now require more detailed information to try and limit the amount of requests for further information from crofters once they have submitted the form.
A new series of information leaflets and factsheets has also been launched to help crofters understand the regulation which governs changes to a croft or common grazing.
Crofting Commission convener Susan Walker said: “Crofting is a form of land tenure unique to Scotland and one we should be proud of. Regulation is there to protect this precious asset for present and future generations. The commission is working with crofters to help them better understand the crofting legislation and regulatory functions.
“The new forms have clear guidance and comprehensive instructions to aid crofters in completing the forms with as accurate and detailed information as possible.
“The information leaflets provide an overview of crofting, common grazings, the duties of a crofter and the role of the commission. There is also a wide range of factsheets explaining each regulatory function.”
The forms and guidance are available online at www.crofting.scotland.gov.uk/applications.