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The Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 (Commencement No.13) Order 1999

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

1999 No. 111 (C. 71)


The Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 (Commencement No.13) Order 1999


30th September 1999

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 30(2) of the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 (Commencement No.13) Order 1999.

2.  Sections 2(1) and (2) and 3(3) of the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 shall come into force on 1st April 2000 in the areas, for the purpose of registration of writs, of the County of Argyll and the County of Bute.


A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,


30th September 1999

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force on 1st April 2000 in the areas of the Counties of Argyll and Bute, sections 2(1) and (2) and 3(3) of the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979. Section 2(1) and (2) provides for the circumstances in which an interest in land shall be registerable and section 3(3) provides that certain persons are to obtain a real right only by registration

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)

Sections 2(1) and (2) and 3(3) of the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 have been, or in the cases of Berwick, East Lothian, Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles, will be, brought into force by commencement orders made before the date of this Order in relation to the following areas–

Registration AreasDate of CommencementS.I. No
West Lothian01/10/19931993/922
Aberdeen, Kincardine01/04/19961995/2547
Ayr, Dumfries, Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, Wigtown01/04/19971996/2490
Perth, Angus, Kinross01/04/19991998/1810
Berwick, East Lothian,01/10/19991998/2980
Roxburgh, Selkirk, Peebles

S.I.1980/1412 also brought into force on 6th April 1981 all the other provisions of the Act, except those which, under section 30(2) of the Act, came into operation on the passing of the Act.


1979 c. 33. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46)

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