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Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018

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4Preparation and revision of forestry strategy

(1)In preparing or revising the forestry strategy, the Scottish Ministers must—

(a)publish a draft of the strategy and consult with such bodies as they consider appropriate and also with the general public,

(b)have regard to—

(i)the land use strategy (prepared under section 57 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009),

(ii)the land rights and responsibilities statement (prepared under section 1 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016),

(iii)Article 2 of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,

(iv)the code of practice on deer management (drawn up under section 5A of the Deer (Scotland) Act 1996), and

(v)the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy (prepared under section 2 of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004).

(2)The forestry strategy must be prepared and revised with a view to achieving consistency, so far as practicable, between the objectives, priorities and policies set out in the strategy and the Scottish Ministers’ other functions.

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