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4.—(1) On and after the new constitution date, the Authority shall consist of–
(a)seven members appointed by the Authority;
(b)the port manager for the time being of the Authority; and
(c)if they so decide, a person co-opted by the members referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) above to serve as a member during such period not exceeding one year as may be specified by those members at the time of co-option.
(2) Each member appointed under paragraph (1)(a) above or co-opted under paragraph (1)(c) above shall be a person who appears to have special knowledge, experience or ability appropriate to the efficient and economic discharge by the Authority of their functions including in particular (but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing) special knowledge, experience or ability in one or more of the following matters–
(a)management of harbours;
(b)shipping or other forms of transport;
(c)usage of port facilities;
(d)industrial, commercial and financial matters including, in particular, but without prejudice to the foregoing, matters relating to the oil industry;
(f)the organisation of employees;
(i)the laws relating to Scotland;
(m)environmental matters affecting harbours;
(n)civil engineering; and
(o)any other skills and abilities considered from time to time by the Authority to be relevant to the discharge by them of their functions;
and the Authority shall secure, so far as reasonably practicable, that the members appointed by them will, between them, have special knowledge, experience and ability in a broad and complementary range of matters relevant to the efficient and economic discharge by them of their functions.
(3) In making an appointment under paragraph (1)(a) above or article 8 below, or a co-option under paragraph (1)(c) above the Authority shall act in accordance with any guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers from time to time with respect to the exercise of such functions.
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