Section 4: Modification of sections 9, 14 and 23
15.This section provides a power for Ministers to modify any of the provisions of sections 9, 14 and 23 by way of an order for the purposes of sections 2 and 3. Section 98(5) provides that such an order cannot be made unless a draft of it has been approved by the Scottish Parliament. Under subsection (2), such an order could apply generally or be restricted to certain areas or to certain classes of land or could apply to particular ways of exercising access rights or to particular types of land management activity. Subsection (3) requires Ministers to consult interested persons (or associations representing such persons) and such other persons as they think fit prior to making an order under subsection (1).