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Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011

Section 10 – Application of Part 1 in relation to sheriff court records and JP court records

36.This section provides that the sheriff principal for each sheriffdom is responsible for carrying out duties in relation to the records of sheriff courts and justice of the peace courts in the sheriffdom under Part 1 of the Act. The provision effectively replicates the existing duties imposed on sheriffs principal under sections 2(3) and 2A(4) of the Public Records (Scotland) Act 1937, which are repealed by section 14(a) of the Act as a consequence.

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