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Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 1976

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The Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1973

7At the end of section 68 (land affected by orders relating to new towns), there shall be added the following subsection—

(6)This section shall have effect where the service of the blight notice by virtue of subsection (1) above is by a crofter or cottar as if—

(a)in subsection (4) for the words " acquire compulsorily any interest in land " and " acquires an interest" there were substituted respectively the words

take possession of any land occupied by the crofter or cottarand " takes possession " and in paragraphs (a) and (b) for the word " interest" there were substituted the word " possession;

(b)in subsection (5) for the words from " acquisition of" to " acquisition were " there were substituted the words

taking of possession of land by the Secretary of State under subsection (4) above as if the taking of possession were."

8At the end of section 74 (blight notice requiring purchase of whole agricultural unit), there shall be added the following subsection—

(3)This section shall have effect where the blight notice is served by a crofter or cottar as if for subsection (1)(b) there were substituted the following paragraph—

(b)a requirement that the appropriate authority shall take possession of the whole of the unit or, as the case may be, the whole of the part of it to which the notice relates.."

9At the end of section 76 (effect of blight notice requiring purchase of whole agricultural unit), there shall be added the following subsection—

(9)Where the claimant is a crofter or cottar this section shall have effect as if—

(a)in subsections (2) and (4) for the words from " acquire compulsorily " to " interest" and for the words " to treat in respect thereof" there were substituted respectively the words

take possession compulsorily of the landand the words "of entry in respect of that land under paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1947;

(b)in subsection (4)(a) for the word " acquire " there were substituted the words

take possession of."

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