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National Galleries of Scotland Act 2003

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1Relevant land: removal from Princes Street Gardens and disapplication of restrictions

Upon the coming into force of this Act—

(a)the relevant land shall cease to form part of Princes Street Gardens; and

(b)the restrictions on constructing buildings contained in section 22 (restrictions on buildings in certain parks) of the Schedule to the City of Edinburgh District Council Order Confirmation Act 1991 (c.xix) shall cease to apply to the relevant land.

2Meaning of “the relevant land”

In this Act, “the relevant land” means the rectangular piece of land which—

(a)prior to the coming into force of this Act, formed part of that part of Princes Street Gardens in the City of Edinburgh which lies east of, and adjacent to, The Mound; and

(b)comprises an area of approximately 319 square metres bounded by an imaginary line commencing at grid reference NT254412738479 then proceeding southerly for a distance of approximately 59 metres to grid reference NT254574737915 then proceeding westerly for a distance of approximately 5.5 metres to grid reference NT254522737900 then proceeding northerly for a distance of approximately 59 metres to grid reference NT254361738464 and then returning easterly for a distance of approximately 5.5 metres to the point of commencement;

and in this section, “grid reference” means Ordnance Survey National Grid reference.

3Short title and commencement

(1)This Act may be cited as the National Galleries of Scotland Act 2003.

(2)This Act comes into force one week after the date of Royal Assent

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