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National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000

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  1. Introduction

    1. Section 1: The National Park Aims

    2. Section 2:  National Park proposals

    3. Section 3:  Reports on National Park proposals

    4. Section 4:  Statements by the Scottish Ministers

    5. Section 5:  Local inquiries

    6. Section 6:  Making of designation orders

    7. Section 7:  Designation orders: further provisions

    8. Section 8:  National Park authorities: constitution etc.

    9. Section 9:  General purpose and functions of National Park authorities

    10. Section 10:  Planning functions

    11. Section 11:  National Park Plans

    12. Section 12:  National Park Plans: procedure

    13. Section 13 National Parks Plans: review

    14. Section 14:  Duty to have regard to National Park Plans

    15. Section 15:  Management agreements

    16. Section 16:  Directions and guidance

    17. Section 17:  Agency arrangements and joint operations

    18. Section 18: Delegation of functions by the Scottish Ministers

    19. Section 19: Use of resources

    20. Section 20: Advisory groups

    21. Section 21: General financial duties

    22. Section 22: Grants and loans by the Scottish Ministers

    23. Section 23:  Borrowing powers

    24. Section 24:  Guarantees

    25. Section 25:  Accounts

    26. Section 26: Information and annual reports

    27. Section 27: Records

    28. Section 28: Inquiries and other hearings

    29. Section 29: Transfer of staff, property and liabilities

    30. Section 30: Modification and revocation of designation orders

    31. Section 31: application in relation to marine areas

    32. Section 32: Crown application

    33. Section 33: Ancillary provision

    34. Section 34: Orders

    35. Section 35:  Interpretation

    36. Section 36:  Modification of enactments

    37. Section 37:  Commencement and short title

    38. Schedule 1: Constitution etc. of National Park authorities

    39. Schedule 2: General powers of National Park authorities

    40. Schedule 3: Miscellaneous functions

    41. Schedule 4: Transfer of staff, property and liabilities

    42. Schedule 5: Modification of enactments

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