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(2)A SCIO's constitution must make provision—
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(3)A SCIO's constitution must also provide for such other matters, and comply with such requirements, as are specified in regulations made by the Scottish Ministers.
(4)A SCIO must use and apply its property in furtherance of its purposes and in accordance with its constitution.
(5)Subject to anything in its constitution, a SCIO has power to do anything which is calculated to further its purposes or is conducive or incidental to doing so.
(6)For the purposes of managing the affairs of a SCIO, its charity trustees may exercise all the SCIO's powers.
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