Deer (Scotland) Act 1996

  1. Part I Scottish Natural Heritage's deer functions

    1. 1. The Deer Commission for Scotland.

    2. 2. Advice and annual reports to Secretary of State.

    3. 3. Power of SNH to facilitate exercise of functions.

    4. 4. Appointment of panels.

  2. Part II Conservation, control and sustainable management of deer

    1. Close seasons

      1. 5. Close seasons.

    2. Code of practice on deer management

      1. 5A.Code of practice on deer management

      2. 5B.Review of compliance with code of practice on deer management

    3. Deer management plans, control agreements and control schemes

      1. 6. Control areas.

      2. 6A.Deer management plans

      3. 7. Control agreements.

      4. 8. Control schemes.

      5. 9. Recovery of expenses incurred in fulfilment of control scheme.

    4. Emergency measures

      1. 10. Emergency measures to prevent damage by deer.

      2. 11. Application of section 10 in relation to the natural heritage.

    5. Control agreements, control schemes and emergency measures: supplementary provisions

      1. 12. Power of Commission to provide services and equipment and to make certain payments.

      2. 13. Offences in relation to Part II.

      3. 14. Limitation of criminal liability.

      4. 15. Power to enter on land.

      5. 16. Service of notices.

  3. Part III Offences in relation to deer

    1. Unlawful killing, taking and injuring of deer

      1. 17. Unlawful killing, taking and injuring of deer.

    2. Register of persons competent to shoot deer

      1. 17A.Register of persons competent to shoot deer

      2. 17B.Review of competence etc. by SNH

    3. Other offences and attempts to commit offences

      1. 18. Taking or killing at night.

      2. 19. Use of vehicles to drive deer.

      3. 20. Other offences connected with moving vehicles.

      4. 21. Firearms and ammunition.

      5. 22. Offences committed by more than one person.

      6. 23. Illegal possession of deer.

      7. 24. Attempts to commit offences.

    4. Exemption for certain acts

      1. 25. Action intended to prevent suffering.

      2. 26. Right of occupier in respect of deer causing serious damage to crops etc. on certain ground.

  4. Part IV Enforcement, licensing of venison dealing and miscellaneous provisions

    1. Enforcement

      1. 27. Powers of search and seizure.

      2. 28. Power of arrest.

      3. 29. Offences by bodies corporate.

      4. 29A.Offences by Scottish partnerships etc.

      5. 30. Power of court on trial for one offence to convict of another.

      6. 31. Powers of court on conviction for offences.

      7. 32. Disposal of deer liable to forfeiture.

    2. Licensing of dealing in venison

      1. 33. Licences to deal in venison.

      2. 34. Records kept by venison dealers.

      3. 35. Reciprocal arrangements.

      4. 36. Offences in connection with venison dealing.

    3. Further powers of SNH

      1. 37. Restrictions on granting of certain authorisations.

      2. 38. Limitation on requirement to obtain game licence.

      3. 39. Deer killed under the authority of SNH.

      4. 40. Power of Commission to require return of number of deer killed.

      5. 40A.Power of SNH to require return of number of deer planned to be killed

    4. Miscellaneous and general provisions

      1. 41. Savings for certain rights.

      2. 42. Information to be supplied to owner of certain land.

      3. 43. Application of Act to farmed deer.

      4. 44. Application of Act to the Crown.

      5. 45. Interpretation.

      6. 46. Financial provisions

      7. 47. Orders, regulations etc.

      8. 48. Short title, consequential amendments, repeals, extent and commencement.

  5. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Deer Commission for Scotland: supplementary provisions

      1. 1.The Commission shall be a body corporate and shall have...

      2. 2.(1) Every member of the Commission shall hold and vacate...

      3. 3.If the Secretary of State is satisfied that the chairman...

      4. 4.Where a person ceases to be a member of the...

      5. 5.The Secretary of State may make such provision, if any,...

      6. 6.The Secretary of State— (a) shall pay to—

      7. 7.The Commission may pay to the members of any panel...

      8. Meetings and proceedings of SNH

        1. 8.The quorum of the Commission shall be five or such...

        2. 9.The proceedings of the Commission shall not be invalidated by—...

        3. 10.If at any meeting of the Commission the votes are...

        4. 11.Subject to paragraphs 8 to 10 above, the Commission shall...

      9. Office and staff of SNH

        1. 12.

        2. 13.The Secretary of State may provide the services of such...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Provisions as to control schemes

      1. Part I Procedure for making control schemes

        1. 1.Where SNH decides to make a control scheme it shall—...

        2. 2.If no objection is duly made under paragraph 1 above...

        3. 3.If any objection duly made under paragraph 1 above is...

        4. 4.A control scheme shall not be confirmed with any modification...

      2. Part II Procedure for varying or revoking control schemes

        1. 5.On the application of SNH, the Secretary of State may...

        2. 6.Before making any such variation or revocation the Secretary of...

        3. 7.If no objection is duly made under paragraph 6 above...

        4. 8.If any objection duly made under paragraph 6 above is...

        5. 9.A variation of a control scheme shall not be made...

      3. Part III General procedural provisions

        1. 10.Notwithstanding anything in paragraphs 3 or 8 above, the Secretary...

        2. 11.The provisions of subsection (2) to (8) of section 210...

      4. Part IV Provisions as to the validity of control schemes and of variations and revocations of such schemes

        1. 12.On confirming a control scheme or on varying or revoking...

        2. 13.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) to (4) below, a control...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Penalties

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Consequential amendments

      1. The Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948 (c.45)

        1. 1.(1) The Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948 shall be amended as...

      2. The Deer Act 1991 (c.54)

        1. 2.In section 11(3) of the Deer Act 1991 (details to...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Repeals

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Transitional, transitory and saving provisions

      1. Transitional provision

        1. 1.Where on the commencement of this Act a code has...

      2. Transitory provisions

        1. 2.Until an order in relation to red deer stags and...

        2. 3.Until a code is published under section 37(5)(b) of this...

      3. Savings

        1. 4.The amendments made by paragraphs 2 to 4 of Schedule...

      4. TABLE OF DERIVATIONS

        1. 1.Notes:

        2. 2.The following abbreviations are used in the Table:—

      5. Acts of Parliament