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(1)A body entered in the Register may refer to itself as a “charity”, a “charitable body”, a “registered charity” or a “charity registered in Scotland”.
(2)If such a body is established under the law of Scotland, or is managed or controlled wholly or mainly in or from Scotland, it may also refer to itself as a “Scottish charity” or a “registered Scottish charity”.
(3)A body which refers to itself in any of the ways described in subsection (1) is to be treated as representing itself as a body entered in the Register.
(4)A body which refers to itself in any of the ways described in subsection (2) is to be treated as representing itself—
(a)as a body entered in the Register, and
(b)as being established under the law of Scotland or managed or controlled wholly or mainly in or from Scotland.
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