Crofting community right to buy

Ewe feeding lamb at a croft on Lewis
Sophie Law

The Scottish Government has produced a model Company Limited by Guarantee template, to enable a crofting community to form a Company Limited by Guarantee, for the purposes of exercising the right to buy land, a tenants interest in land and sporting interests, under Part 3 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003.

The model template can also be used by crofting communities looking to form a Company Limited by Guarantee for the purposes of submitting an application to the Scottish Land Fund.

On completion of the model template form, a community body must send its Articles of Association to the mailbox.  A review of the governing document will then be undertaken and this process may take up to 4 weeks to complete.

Once the Scottish Government has completed its review and a compliance letter has been issued to the community body, the community body must then send its Articles of Association to Companies House, to complete the formation of its company.

You can find the form here.