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Local Government (Scotland) Act 1966

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29Provision of lighting by highway authorities

(1)The Secretary of State and every local highway authority shall have power to provide lighting for the purposes of any road or proposed road for which they are or will be the highway authority, and may for that purpose—

(a)contract with any persons for the supply of gas, electricity or other means of lighting ; and

(b)construct and maintain such lamps, posts and other works as they consider necessary.

(2)A highway authority may alter or remove any works constructed by them under this section or vested in them under the following provisions of this Part of this Act.

(3)A highway authority shall pay compensation to any person who sustains damage by reason of the execution of works authorised by this section.

(4)Subject to the last preceding subsection, the provisions of section 99 of the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act 1892 relating to the fixing of lamp irons, lamp posts and lamps shall apply to a highway authority, not being a body to which the said provisions would otherwise apply, as they apply to such a body.

(5)For the purposes of section 8 of the Development and Road Improvement Funds Act 1909 the expression "improvement of roads" shall include the lighting of roads under the power conferred by this section.

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