Application forms

On this page you can download the forms commonly used to make applications to the Court under

Look under the heading Type of application in the tables below to find the form that matches your needs. If you have any difficulty in judging which is the right form for your case, please contact the Court office.

The Court also has a variety of application forms for cases under the Small Landholders Acts, but as these are seldom used the forms have not been reproduced here. Details of any forms under the Small Landholders Acts can be obtained from the Principal Clerk.

Choosing a format

You may download the forms in either of two formats:

  1. Portable Document Format (PDF). If you download the PDF version of a form, you will have to print it out first, then fill it in by whatever means you find most convenient. To view and print PDF files, you will need a PDF reader, such as the Adobe Reader. Adobe Reader is available free from the Adobe web site.
  2. Microsoft Word (MS Word). If you have the Microsoft Word word processing program, you might prefer to download the MS Word version of a form. This will allow you to open and fill in the form using your word processor, then print it out when complete.

The forms are typically three or four pages in length, and most are less than 100 Kbytes in size. If you are unable to download the form you need for any reason, please contact the Court office.

Preparing and submitting forms

Please note:

  1. Although the MS Word versions allow for free editing in Word, you must attempt as far as possible to maintain the style and layout of the form.
  2. You can submit your application form to the Court by email, but you must also print out and sign a paper copy of the form, and post or deliver it to the Court’s offices, along with enough copies for all the other parties.

Refer to the Making an Application page for more information about completing your application form.

Applications under the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991 and 2003; the Rural Payments (Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 and 2015; and the Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2008
Type of application Portable Document Format Form (PDF) Word Format Form (MS Word)
An application by a legatee (someone to whom the tenancy of a croft has been left by a deceased person in his will) under section 11(5) of the 1991 Act for a finding that he/she is the tenant of a holding. Portable Document Format Form 34 Word Format Form 34
An application by a landlord under section 12 of the 1991 Act to terminate a lease which has been transferred to a person under the laws of intestate succession. Portable Document Format Form 35 Word Format Form 35
An application by a landlord under sections 23 and 24 of the 1991 Act seeking the Court’s consent to the operation of a Notice to Quit. Portable Document Format Form 36 Word Format Form 36
An application by a landlord under section 26 of the 1991 Act for a certificate that the respondent is not fulfilling his responsibility to farm in accordance with the Rules of Good Husbandry. (The Rules of Good Husbandry are set out in the Sixth Schedule to the Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948.) Portable Document Format Form 37 Word Format Form 37
An application by either landlord or tenant for any Order in terms of the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991 not covered by the previous application forms. Portable Document Format Form General 1991 Word Format Form General 1991
An application by either landlord or tenant for any Order in terms of the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003. Portable Document Format Form General 2003 Word Format Form General 2003
An application to appeal against a decision of the Scottish Ministers under the Rural Payments (Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2015. Portable Document Format Form 39 (2015) Word Format Form 39 (2015)
An application to appeal against a decision of the Scottish Ministers under the Rural Payments (Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2009. Portable Document Format Form 39 (2009) Word Format Form 39 (2009)
An application to appeal against a notice served by the Scottish Ministers in terms of the Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2008. Portable Document Format Form 40 Word Format Form 40
An application to appeal a condition imposed by or a decision made by Scottish Natural Heritage in terms of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004. Portable Document Format Form 41 Word Format Form 41
Applications under the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 and the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010
Type of application Portable Document Format Form (PDF) Word Format Form (MS Word)
An application by a crofter to fix a fair rent for the croft. Portable Document Format Form 1 Word Format Form 1
An application by a landlord to fix fair rents for a croft or crofts. Portable Document Format Form 4 Word Format Form 4
An application or intimation under section 19A of the 1993 Act in respect of a scheme for development. Portable Document Format Form Sec 19A Word Format Form Sec 19A
An application in terms of section 20 of the 1993 Act by a landlord to resume part of a croft. (“Resuming” is the process by which a landlord can, with the Court’s approval, take land from a croft or from common grazings, normally for development purposes.) Portable Document Format Form 6 Word Format Form 6
An application by a landlord in terms of section 20 of the 1993 Act to resume (see note to Form 6 above) part of a common grazing. Portable Document Format Form 7 Word Format Form 7
An application by a crofter to fix compensation for improvements on renunciation (that is, when the crofter gives up the tenancy of his croft) or removal (when the crofter is removed by Order of the Land Court; for example, for failing to pay his rent). Portable Document Format Form 17 Word Format Form 17
An application to determine whether a holding is a croft and/or whether the applicant is the crofter of the holding. Portable Document Format Form 19 Word Format Form 19
An application by a landlord to remove a crofter. Portable Document Format Form Removal Word Format Form Removal
An application for appeal to the Court from a decision, determination or direction of the Crofting Commission. Portable Document Format Form Crofting Commission appeal Word Format Form Crofting Commission appeal
An application to cover any matters not dealt with in any of the above forms, for example, seeking a determination of the boundaries of a croft, rights of access, rights to acquire croft land etc. Portable Document Format Form General Word Format Form General
An application under section 14(4) of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 to remove or modify the entry in the Crofting Register in respect of the croft. Portable Document Format Form Crofting register – croft Word Format Form Crofting register – croft
An application under section 14(4) of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 to remove or modify the entry in the Crofting Register in respect of the common grazings. Portable Document Format Form Crofting register – common grazings Word Format Form Crofting register – common grazings
Appeals under the Environmental Regulation (Enforcement Measures) (Scotland) (Order) 2015
Type of application Portable Document Format Form (PDF) Word Format Form (MS Word)
An application to appeal against a decision by SEPA to impose a Fixed Monetary Penalty. Portable Document Format Form SEPA Appeal (FMP) Word Format Form SEPA Appeal (FMP)