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Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948

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52Saving of right to compensation for damage by game

Nothing in this Part of this Act or anything done there-. under shall preclude the occupier of an agricultural holding from recovering any compensation for damage by game which he would have been entitled to recover if this Act had not passed.

53Persons acting under this Part of this Act not required to obtain game licences

A person authorised or required to kill or to take any animal or bird under the provisions of this Part of this Act shall not be required to obtain for that purpose a licence to kill game, and shall have the like power of selling any such animal or bird in pursuance of any such authorisation or requirement as if he had such a licence; but nothing in this Part of this Act shall exempt any person from the provisions of the Gun Licence Act, 1870.

54Interpretation of Part III

In this Part of this Act, the following expressions have, unless the context otherwise requires, the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say—

  • " deer " includes deer of any species;

  • " occupier of an agricultural holding " includes the tenant of a holding within the meaning of the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Acts, 1923 to 1948, and a landholder and a statutory small tenant within the meaning of the Small Landholders (Scotland) Acts, 1886 to 1931;

  • " owner ", in relation to land, includes any person who under the Lands Clauses Acts would be enabled to sell and convey the land to the promoters of an undertaking;

  • " woodlands " includes forests of trees and plantations.

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