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Hill Farming Act 1946

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23 [F1Prohibition of muirburn at certain times.][F1Muirburn season]S

[F1(1)Subject to the provisions of this section [F2and to section 23A,] it shall not be lawful to make muirburn except before the sixteenth day of April or after the thirtieth day of September in any year:

Provided that it shall be lawful for the proprietor of any lands, or for the tenant with the written authority of the proprietor or of his factor or commissioner, to make muirburn thereon during the period from the sixteenth day to the thirtieth day of April both days inclusive.

(2)In the case of lands more than [F3four hundred and fifty metres]above sea level the preceding subsection shall have effect as if for the thirtieth day of April there were substituted the fifteenth day of May.

(3)The Secretary of State may in any year, if it appears to him necessary or expedient so to do for the purpose of facilitating the making of muirburn, direct that subsection (1) of this section shall have effect as respects such lands as may be specified in the direcion as if for the sixteenth day of April there were substituted such day thereafter as he may deem proper, being a day not later than the first day of May or, in the case of lands more than [F3four hundred and fifty metres]above sea level, the sixteenth day of May. Any such direction may be given as respects all lands in Scotland, or as respects the lands in any county or any part of a county, or as respects any particular lands or classes of lands.

Notice of the giving of any direction under this subsection (other than a direction given only as respects any particular lands) shall be published in one or more newspapers circulating in the locality in which the lands to which the direction relates are situated.

(4)Any person who makes muirburn or causes or procures the making of muirburn on any lands in contravention of this section shall be guilty of an offence.]

[F1(1)A person may make muirburn on land only during the muirburn season.

(2)The muirburn season consists of—

(a)the standard muirburn season; and

(b)the extended muirburn season.

(3)The standard muirburn season is the period of time from 1 October in any year to 15 April in the following year.

(4)The extended muirburn season is the period of time from 16 April to 30 April in any year.

(5)A person may make muirburn in the extended muirburn season only if the person is—

(a)the proprietor of the land; or

(b)authorised in writing by, or on behalf of, the proprietor of the land.]

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F3Words substituted by S.I. 1977/2007, reg. 2, Sch. 2

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