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The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2016

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2016 No. 193 (C. 16)

Land Reform

Rating And Valuation

Animals

Deer

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2016

Made

7th June 2016

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

8th June 2016

Coming into force

28th June 2016

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 130(2), (3) and (4) of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2016 and come into force on 28th June 2016.

(2) In these Regulations, “the Act” means the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016.

Appointed days

2.—(1) 28th June 2016 is the day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions of the Act specified in column 1 of the table in the schedule (the subject matter of which is specified in column 2 of that table).

(2) 1st October 2016 is the day appointed for the coming into force of sections 1 and 2 of the Act (land rights and responsibilities statement).

(3) 1st October 2017 is the day appointed for the coming into force of section 3 of the Act (duty to promote land rights and responsibilities statement).

Transitional provision

3.  The commencement by these Regulations of sections 74 to 76 of the Act does not have the effect of requiring a valuation roll in force prior to 1st April 2017 to be altered, whether by the addition of a new entry to such a roll or the amendment of an existing entry.

ROSEANNA CUNNINGHAM

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

7th June 2016

Regulation 2(1)

SCHEDULEPROVISIONS OF THE ACT COMING INTO FORCE ON 28TH JUNE 2016

Column 1

Provision of the Act

Column 2

Subject matter

Section 74Repeal of exclusion of shootings and deer forests from valuation roll
Section 75Valuation of shootings and deer forests
Section 76Net annual value of deer forests
Section 77Change of use of land forming part of the common good
Section 78Functions of deer panels
Section 79Review of compliance with code of practice on deer management
Section 80Deer management plans
Section 81Power to require return on number of deer planned to be killed
Section 82Increase in penalty for failure to comply with control scheme

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations make provision in relation to bringing into force particular sections of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016.

Regulation 2(1) and the schedule appoint 28th June 2016 for the coming into force of sections 74 to 82 of that Act. Regulation 2(2) appoints 1st October 2016 for the coming into force of sections 1 and 2. Regulation 2(3) appoints 1st October 2017 for the coming into force of section 3.

Regulation 3 ensures that no entries for shootings and deer forests will appear in current valuation rolls. The first entries for these lands and heritages will appear in the valuation rolls which are to be prepared in respect of the next year of revaluation 2017-18.

The Bill for the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 received Royal Assent on 22nd April 2016. Sections 125 to 127, 130 and 131 came into force the following day.

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