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S5W-18451: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 28 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) longest and (b) average time taken was to respond to a Crofting Agricultural Grant Scheme application in each of the last five years.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 25 September 2018

Please see the following table with the requested information. Please also note, the Crofting Agricultural Grants Scheme commenced 01-01-2015 and the requested information is recorded by Financial Year not by calendar year.


Longest Processing Time

Average Processing Time


276 days

82 days


420 days

78 days


474 days

63 days

01 April 2018 to

31 July 2018

664 days

52 days