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The Lord-Lieutenants (Scotland) Order 1996

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Lord-Lieutenants (Scotland) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 1st April 1996.

2.  In this Order—

(a)“new local government area” means a local government area created by section 1 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(1);

(b)any reference to a county or burgh shall be construed as a reference to that county or, as the case may be, burgh, as it existed immediately before the passing of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(2);

(c)any reference to a district, islands area, region, electoral division (except the electoral division of Nigg) or district ward shall be construed as a reference to that district, islands area, region, electoral division or, as the case may be, district ward as it exists immediately before the making of this Order;

(d)any reference to the electoral division of Nigg shall be construed as a reference to that electoral division as it existed immediately before the passing of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973;

(e)any reference in column 2 of Schedule 2 to an area which is named in column 1 of Schedule 1 shall be construed in accordance with column 2 of Schedule 1 and any reference to the City of Glasgow shall be construed as a reference to the new local government area of the City of Glasgow,

and any reference in this Order to a numbered Schedule is to a Schedule bearing that number in this Order.

3.  For the purposes of the provisions of the Reserve Forces Act 1980 relating to lieutenancies:—

(a)Scotland is hereby divided into the areas named in column 1 of Schedule 1 which shall comprise the areas described in column 2 of that Schedule; and

(b)any deputy lieutenant named in column 1 of Schedule 2 holding office immediately before the date on which this Order is made shall (without prejudice to any power of removal or directing removal from any office) continue to hold office on and after that date as deputy lieutenant of the area or city specified in column 2 of that Schedule.

N.H. Nicholls

Clerk of the Privy Council

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