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In the application of this Act to Scotland—
(a)references to the Secretary for Scotland shall be substituted for references to the Local Government Board, and references to the Edinburgh Gazette shall be substituted for references to the London Gazette;
(b)All offences under this Act shall be prosecuted and all fines under this Act shall be recovered under the provisions of [F1the M1Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975]: Provided that the following regulations shall have effect with respect to the prosecution of, and the recovery of fines for, offences under this Act, F2. . .:—
(i)All prosecutions shall be brought before the sheriff, who may award expenses to either party, and, in default of immediate payment of the fine and expenses, may sentence the respondent to imprisonment for any period not exceeding six months;
(ii)A prosecution shall not be instituted F3. . ., except as respects a fine for the contravention of the provisions of this Act as to the registration of works, after the expiration of three months from the commission of the offence;
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(iv)The sheriff may, on the application of either party, appoint a person to take down in writing the evidence of the witnesses, and may award to that person such remuneration as he thinks just, and the amount so awarded shall be deemed to be expenses in the proceeding;
(v)All jurisdictions, powers, and authorities necessary for the purposes of this section are conferred on the sheriff;
(c) . . . F5
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