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Scotland Act 1998

Exception from Reservation

There are two exceptions from this reservation:

(a)

the computation of periods of time for any purpose such as whether particular days are to be included when periods of time are calculated and determining when obligations expire or become unenforceable for the purposes of the civil law; and

(b)

the subject-matter of:

i.

section 1 of the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971.  The dates for bank holidays are determined under this section.  The Scottish Parliament is thus able to determine the dates of bank holidays in Scotland and also any public and local holidays in Scotland; and

ii.

the Term and Quarter Days (Scotland) Act 1990.  This sets out for Scotland the dates of term days, Whitsunday and Martinmas: 28 May and 28 November respectively, and the other quarter days, Candlemas and Lammas: 28 February and 28 August.  These days are used in various legal documents made under Scots law, such as leases, agreements and undertakings.

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