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Small Landholders and Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1931

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23Killing and taking of ground game on common grazing

(1)Notwithstanding anything contained in the Ground Game Act, 1880, it shall be lawful for the landholders interested in a common grazing or in a part of a common grazing which has been apportioned under subsection (5) of section twenty-four of the Act of 1911—

(i)to appoint not more than two of their number; and

(ii)to authorise in writing one person bona fide employed by them for reward;

to kill and take ground game on the common grazing or the part thereof, as the case may be.

(2)For the purposes of the Ground Game Act, 1880, any person appointed in pursuance of the foregoing subsection shall be deemed to be the occupier of the common grazing or the part thereof, as the case may be, provided that he shall not have the right to authorise any other person to kill and take ground game, and any person authorised in pursuance of the foregoing subsection shall be deemed to have been authorised by the occupier of the common grazing or the part thereof, as the case may be, to kill and take ground game with firearms or otherwise.

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