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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2003 No. 427 (C. 20)

LAND REFORM

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act (Commencement No. 1) Order 2003

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9th September 2003

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 100(3) of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:

Citation

1.  This Order may be cited as the Land Reform (Scotland) Act (Commencement No. 1) Order 2003.

Appointed day

2.  The appointed day for the coming into force of sections 8 (adjustment of land excluded from access rights), 10 (the Scottish Outdoor Access Code) and 27 (guidance) of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 is 30th September 2003.

ALLAN WILSON

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

9th September 2003

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order appoints 30th September 2003 as the date for the coming into force of sections 8, 10 and 27 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (“the Act”).

Section 8 of the Act authorises the Scottish Ministers to modify provisions of sections 6 and 7 of the Act by order.

Section 10 of the Act contains provisions for the drawing up and issuing of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Section 27 of the Act contains provisions for the issuing of guidance by the Scottish Ministers to local authorities on the performance of any of their duties under Part 1 of the Act.

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