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The Perth Harbour Revision Order 2007

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Perth Harbour Revision Order 2007 and shall come into force on 25th October 2007.

(2) This Order and the Perth Harbour Acts and Orders 1856 to 1988 may be cited together as the Perth Harbour Acts and Orders 1856 to 2007.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order–

the Council” means Perth and Kinross Council;

“existing westernmost Dundee harbour limits” means the westernmost limits of the port and harbour of Dundee as described in article 4 of the Dundee Harbour Revision Order 1969(1); and

“level of high water” means the level of mean high water springs.

Extension of limits of harbour of Perth

3.—(1) The limits within which the Council shall exercise jurisdiction as a harbour authority (including jurisdiction for the purposes of pilotage under Part I of the Pilotage Act 1987(2) and within which the powers of the harbour master shall be exercised shall be the area described in paragraph (2) below.

(2) The area referred to in paragraph (1) above is the area which lies within a line commencing at a point on the level of high water on the east bank of the eastern arm of the River Tay at the south east corner of Perth Railway Bridge at 56°23'26.092"N 003°25'15.61"W proceeding thence in a southerly direction following the level of high water for a distance of approximately 1,448 metres or thereby to a point on the north bank of the River Tay opposite the south east corner of the area of land known as Moncrieffe Island at a position 56°22'45.16"N 003°24'45.04"W thence in an east north easterly, east south easterly and east north easterly direction following the level of high water on the north bank of the River Tay for a distance of approximately 28,162 metres or thereby to the east of the existing westernmost Dundee harbour limits on the north bank of the River Tay then in a southerly direction along an imaginary straight line following the existing westernmost Dundee harbour limits to a point on the level of high water on the south bank of the River Tay in a west south westerly direction following the level of high water on the south bank of the River Tay for a distance of approximately 17,058 metres or thereby to a point on the south bank of the River Tay at the junction with the south east corner of the River Earn at a position 56°21'07.12"N 003°17'51.00"W thence along an imaginary line across the mouth of the River Earn to a point on the level of high water on the south bank of the River Tay above the junction with the River Earn at a position 56°21'12.52"N 003°18'05.59"W thence in a north westerly and west south westerly direction following the level of high water on the south bank of the River Tay for a distance of approximately 8,303 metres or thereby to a point on the south bank of the River Tay opposite the southeast corner of the area of land known as Moncrieffe Island at a position 56°22'39.95"N 003°24'50.45"W and thence in a westerly and northerly direction following the level of high water along the western bank of the western arm of the River Tay for a distance of approximately 2,461 metres or thereby to the north west corner of Perth Railway Bridge at a position 56°23'30.58"N 003°25'34.22"W thence in a south easterly direction following Perth Railway Bridge to the point of commencement under exception of the area of land known as Moncrieffe Island.

(3) For illustrative purposes only, a map showing the limits of the harbour of Perth as defined by this Order and showing the area hatched red, marked “The Perth Harbour Revision Order 2007 – Limits of Perth Harbour” has been signed in triplicate on behalf of the Scottish Ministers and copies of the map have been deposited at the offices of the Scottish Executive, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ and are available for inspection at those offices at all reasonable hours.

(4) All enactments conferring rights, powers, privileges and immunities or imposing duties, obligations and liabilities upon the Council, and all byelaws, regulations and directions made by the Council which immediately before the date of the coming into force of this Order related to or had effect within the harbour, as it existed immediately before that date, shall relate to and have effect throughout the harbour as described in paragraph (2) of this article.

(5) Nothing in this Order shall affect the operation within the harbour, as it existed immediately before the date of the coming into force of this Order, of such of the provisions of the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847 as were operative within those limits immediately before that date and the said provisions shall extend and apply to the harbour as described in paragraph (2) of this article.

ALASTAIR WILSON

A member of the Staff of the Scottish Executive

Victoria Quay,

Edinburgh

24th October 2007

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