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Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2011

Section 10 – Power of entry on land where monument at risk

56.Section 10 modifies the power in section 26(1) of the 1979 Act which enables a person authorised by the Scottish Ministers to enter land where an ancient monument is known or believed to be to record matters of archaeological or historical interest. This includes a power to carry out excavations with the consent of anyone who requires to give consent for such excavations. The effect of the amendment is that such consent is not required where the Scottish Ministers know or have reason to believe that any ancient monument is at risk of imminent damage or destruction.

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