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Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 1976

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14Extension of section 3 of Act of 1955

Section 3 of the Act of 1955 (definition of croft and crofter) shall have effect as if for subsection (5) there were substituted the following subsections—

(5)For the purposes of this Act, the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1961 and the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 1976, any right in pasture or grazing land held or to be held by the tenant of a croft, whether alone or in common with others, and any land comprising any part of a common grazing which has been apportioned for the exclusive use of a crofter under section 27(4) of this Act and any land held runrig which has been apportioned under section 27(7) of this Act, shall be deemed to form part of the croft.

(6)For the purposes of the aforesaid Acts, where—

(a)a crofter has acquired his entire croft other than any such right or land as is referred to in subsection (5) above, or

(b)any person, not being a crofter, has obtained an apportionment of any land under the said section 27,

then the person referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) above shall be deemed to hold the right or land referred to therein in tenancy until held otherwise and that right or land shall be deemed to be a croft..

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