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National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000

Section 27: Records

70.This section sets out how a National Park authority must deal with its records.

71.Under subsection (2)it must make arrangements in consultation with the Keeper of the Records of Scotland for the preservation and management of its records. Under subsection (3) the authority must consult the Keeper before making substantial changes to the arrangements. Under subsection (4)it may dispose of records which are not worth preserving. Under subsection (5)it must ensure that the Keeper and members of the public have access to their records. A reasonable fee can be charged for providing extracts or copies of records. Subsection (6) makes clear that these provisions are subject to other enactments about particular kinds of records.

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