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Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 85: Ending of council’s right of pre-emption as respects certain churches

347.Schemes for burgh churches made under section 22(1) of the Church of Scotland (Property and Endowments) Act 1925 may, by section 22(2)(h) of that Act, include a right of pre-emption in favour of local authorities in the event that the church is to be sold. The effect of section 85 is to extinguish any such pre-emptions. Section 22(2)(h) of the 1925 Act is repealed by schedule 15 of the Act.

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