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6(1)No person may be appointed as a directly appointed member unless the person appears to the Scottish Ministers to have knowledge or experience relevant to the functions of the National Park authority or the National Park.
(2)In appointing directly appointed members the Scottish Ministers must seek to ensure that those members include—
(a)persons appearing to them to have knowledge or experience in any particular matters, and
(b)persons appearing to them to be representative of any particular interests,
specified in the designation order for the purposes of this sub-paragraph.
(3)A local authority must not nominate a person for appointment as a nominated member unless the person appears to the authority to have knowledge or experience relevant to the functions of the National Park authority or the National Park.
(4)No person may be appointed, or hold office, as a member unless the Scottish Ministers are satisfied that the person has no financial or other interest likely to affect prejudicially the person’s performance as a member.
(5)Sub-paragraph (4) does not apply in relation to an elected member.
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