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National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000

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3(1)A National Park authority is to consist of such number of members, not exceeding 25, as is specified in the designation order which establishes the authority.

(2)The designation order must specify—

(a)the number of members, being at least one fifth of the total number of members, who are to be elected in a poll of all those who, on the day of the poll—

(i)would be entitled to vote as electors at a local government election in an electoral area falling wholly or partly within the National Park, and

(ii)are registered in the register of local government electors at an address within the National Park, and

(b)the day on which the poll at the first election under this paragraph is to be held.

(3)The remaining members are to be appointed by the Scottish Ministers, with half of these members being appointed on the nomination of such local authorities as the designation order may specify (being local authorities any part of whose area is within the National Park).

(4)Where there is more than one such local authority, the number of members to be nominated by each is to be specified in the designation order.

(5)The designation order must specify—

(a)the number of members, being at least one fifth of the total number of members, who are to be appointed as local members,

(b)the number of such members to be appointed on the nomination of the local authorities referred to in sub-paragraph (3), and

(c)where there is more than one such local authority, the number of such members (if any) to be nominated by each.

(6)The Scottish Ministers may appoint a person as a local member only if—

(a)the person’s sole or main residence is within the National Park, or

(b)the person is a councillor for an electoral ward, or a member of a community council, any part of whose area is within the National Park.

(7)In this schedule—

  • “nominated member” means a member appointed on the nomination of a local authority,

  • “elected member” means a member elected in accordance with sub-paragraph (2),

  • “directly appointed member” means any other member.

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