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Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014

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Advice and directions

12Advice, information and assistance

(1)Historic Environment Scotland must provide the Scottish Ministers with advice, information and assistance on any matter relating to its functions when, and in the manner, Ministers require.

(2)Historic Environment Scotland may provide such advice, information and assistance at any other time.

(3)Historic Environment Scotland may provide advice, information and assistance relating to the historic environment to any other person.

13Directions and guidance

(1)The Scottish Ministers may give Historic Environment Scotland directions (of a general or specific nature) about the exercise of its functions.

(2)But the Scottish Ministers may not give Historic Environment Scotland directions as to the exercise of its functions in relation to—

(a)any particular historic property, collection or object,

(b)the making of grants or loans under section 11.

(3)Subsection (2)(a) does not apply in relation to the exercise of functions which Historic Environment Scotland has by virtue of a delegation by the Scottish Ministers under section 3 or 8.

(4)Historic Environment Scotland must—

(a)comply with any directions given to it by the Scottish Ministers under this section,

(b)have regard to any guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers in relation to the exercise of its functions.

(5)A direction under this section is to be given in writing.

(6)The Scottish Ministers must publish directions given or guidance issued under this section.

(7)The Scottish Ministers may vary or revoke any direction given under this section.

(8)In subsection (2)(a) “historic property” means a heritable property which is of historical, archaeological, architectural or cultural significance or interest.

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