(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order brings into force on 27th June 2003 the provisions of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 specified in the Schedule to the Order. The Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (Saving and Transitional Provisions) Order 2003 (S.S.I. 2003/287) sets out separate transitional and savings provisions in relation to the commencement of sections 27, 28, 38 and 54 of that Act.
Sections 77, 84, 87 to 89 and schedule 3 were commenced on Royal Assent on 26th March 2003. Section 86 and schedule 5 were also commenced on Royal Assent in so far as relating to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.