10In the M1Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971, after section 5 (qualification for offices of sheriff principal and sheriff) there shall be inserted—S
“5A Retiring age for sheriff principal and sheriff.
(1)A sheriff principal or sheriff shall vacate his office on the day on which he attains the age of 70.
(2)Subsection (1) above is subject to section 26(4) to (6) of the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 (power to authorise continuance in office up to the age of 75).”
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