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Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 76:  Right to buy same eligible land exercisable by only one crofting community body

298.This section deals with the situation where there is more than one crofting community body interested in buying the same land (e.g. where two or more crofting townships share a common grazing).

299.Subsection (1) provides that only one crofting community body may exercise the right to buy that land.

300.Subsection (2) states that where two or more such bodies seek to buy the same land Ministers will decide which one shall be allowed to proceed.

301.Subsection (3) constrains Ministers from making that decision before the processes specified in section 73(6) to (13) are completed in relation to each application.

302.Subsection (4) provides that once Ministers have decided which crofting community right to buy shall be allowed to proceed, any other crofting community body’s right to buy, so far as it relates to that application, shall be extinguished. It also specifies who must be notified of their decision.

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