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The Highland Council (Eigg) Harbour Empowerment Order 1999

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Power to enter upon lands and buildings for searching and boring

15.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Order, the Council and their surveyors and officers, and any other person duly authorised in writing under the hand of the Head of Legal Services of the Council, may at all reasonable times in the day upon giving on the first occasion not less than seven days' and on subsequent occasions not less than three days' previous notice in writing to the occupier, enter upon and into the lands and buildings by this Order authorised to be taken or used or any of them, for the purpose of searching and boring in order to ascertain the nature of the subsoil or the presence of minerals therein.

(2) In the exercise of the powers conferred by this article, the Council shall cause as little detriment and inconvenience to any person as circumstances allow and shall make compensation to the owners and occupiers of any lands or the owners of any services injuriously affected by the exercise of such powers, such compensation in case of difference to be determined in accordance with the provisions of the Land Compensation Act.

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