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(1)The Scottish Ministers may, by order, modify the functions of the Forestry Commissioners in or as regards Scotland.
(2)The Scottish Ministers may make an order under subsection (1) only where they consider it necessary or expedient to do so—
(a)in order to comply with their duty under section 1, 2(1) or 3(1)(b); or
(b)otherwise in relation to climate change.
(3)An order under subsection (1) may in particular include provision enabling the Forestry Commissioners to—
(a)form, or participate in the forming of, a body corporate;
(b)invest in a body corporate;
(d)establish a trust;
(e)act, or appoint a person to act, as—
(i)an officer of a body corporate; or
(ii)a trustee of a trust.
(4)Any body corporate formed or trust established by the Forestry Commissioners by virtue of an order under subsection (1) is a public body or office holder for the purposes of section 1 of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 6).
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