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(1)A crofting community body may apply, under section 73 below, to buy eligible croft land which consists of salmon fishings or mineral rights only—
(i)it is simultaneously applying; or
(ii)it has made an application in respect of which Ministers have not made a decision,
to buy the croft land to which such fishings or rights relate; or
(b)during the relevant period.
(2)Such an application may be made during the relevant period only where the crofting community body—
(a)has provided confirmation under section 85(1) below of its intention to proceed to buy the croft land to which the fishings or rights relate; or
(b)has bought and retained that related croft land in accordance with the provisions of this Part of this Act.
(3)In subsection (1) above, “relevant period” means the period beginning with the date on which Ministers consented to the application under section 73 below to buy the croft land to which the fishings or rights relate and ending—
(a)where the crofting community body does not proceed to exercise its right to buy that related croft land, on the date on which it withdraws, under section 85(2) below, its confirmation to so proceed; or
(b)where the crofting community body has bought and retained that related croft land—
(i)in relation to salmon fishings, one year; or
(ii)in relation to mineral rights, five years,
after the date on which the crofting community body bought that land.
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