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Collection AF81 - Crofting Development files

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GB 234 AF81


Crofting Development files


  • 1948-1980 (Creation)

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8.56 linear metres

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Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland (1960-1999)

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Crofting development files cover a range of subject files relating to the development and implementation of crofting legislation, 1948-1980

Areas covered include: Commission of enquiry into crofting conditions, Crofters Act 1955, grants and loans 1949-1971, Review of Crofting, land tenure proposals, Agricultural grants schemes, working party of common grazings, the Crofting Commission papers; Crofting Acts papers and legislation files, crofting reform papers, estate development files; Highland and Islands Development Board

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  • English

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Paper records

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Full catalogue available through National Records of Scotland online catalogue at

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