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53SThe Accounts Commission for Scotland.

F154S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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55SF2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F2Sch. 1 Pt. 7: para. relating to the Ancient Monuments Board for Scotland repealed (31.5.2008) by Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 4), ss. 17, 21(2), Sch. 4 para. 17(b)(i); S.S.I. 2003/219, art 2(1)(c)

56SF3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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57SAudit Scotland.

58SThe Auditor General for Scotland.

59SThe Board of Trustees for the National Galleries of Scotland.

60SThe Board of Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland.

61SThe Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.

[F4Bòrd na Gàidhlig]

Textual Amendments

F4Sch. 1 Pt. 7: unnumbered entry inserted (13.2.2006) by virtue of Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 7), art. 12, 13, Sch. 2 para. 3; S.S.I. 2006/31, art. 2

[F561BSThe British Waterways Board.]

F662S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F762ZZZASChildren’s Hearings Scotland.]

[F862ZZAS The Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.]

[F962ZASThe Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland]

F1062AS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F1162BS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F1262ZZCSCommunity Justice Scotland.]

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[F1362ZCSThe Convener of the School Closure Review Panels.]

[F1462CSCreative Scotland.]

[F1562DSThe Criminal Courts Rules Council.]

63SThe Crofters Commission.

63AS[F16Crown Estate Scotland].

Textual Amendments

F16Words in sch. 1 para. 63A substituted (1.4.2020) by Scottish Crown Estate Act 2019 (asp 1), s. 46(2), sch. 1 para. 4; S.S.I. 2020/77, reg. 2(1), sch. 1

F1764S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F1865S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F18Sch. 1 para. 65 omitted (1.10.2010) by virtue of Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (c. 29), ss. 46(5), 49(3) (with s. 49(1)(6)); S.I. 2010/2169, art. 4, Sch.

66SThe General Teaching Council for Scotland.

[F1966ASHer Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prosecution in Scotland]

67SHighlands and Islands Enterprise.

[F2067ZASHistoric Environment Scotland.]

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[F2167ZBS67ZB ILF Scotland.]

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1ILF Scotland is a company limited by guarantee, registered under number SC500075.

F2267AS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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[F2367BS An integration joint board established by order under section 9(2) of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014.]

68SF24. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F24Sch. 1 Pt. 7: para. relating to the Historic Buildings Council for Scotland repealed (31.5.2003) by Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp. 4), ss. 17, 21(2), Sch. 4 para. 17(b)(ii); S.S.I. 2003/219, art. 2(1)(c)

[F2368ZAS The James Hutton Institute.]

[F2568ASThe Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland]

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69SF26...

[F27A Justice of the Peace Advisory Committee established under the Justices of the Peace (Scotland) Order 2007.]

70SLearning and Teaching Scotland.

71SThe Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland.

71AS[F23The Moredun Research Institute.]

72SThe Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.

[F1572ASMobility and Access Committee for Scotland.]

73SA National Park authority, established by virtue of schedule 1 to the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000 (asp 10).

74SThe Parole Board for Scotland.

75SA person appointed for Scotland under section 3(1) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c.42).

F2875ZAS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F2975AS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F3075ABSThe Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.]

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F30 Sch. 1 para. 75AB substituted for sch. 1 para. 75A (as inserted by paragraph 11(b) of schedule 6 to the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006 asp 10) (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), s. 129(2), sch. 7 para. 20(c); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

[F3175ACSThe Poverty and Inequality Commission]

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[F3275BSQuality Meat Scotland]

[F3375CSThe Risk Management Authority]

[F3476]S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F34Sch. 1 para. 76 repealed (1.10.2015) by Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014 (asp 19), Sch. 6 para. 3(b) (with ss. 29, 30); S.S.I 2015/196, art. 2, Sch. (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2015/239, arts. 2-19)

[F3576ASA School Closure Review Panel constituted under section 17A(3) of the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010.]

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77SThe Scottish Agricultural Wages Board.

[F3677ASThe Scottish Animal Welfare Commission.]

F3778S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

79SF38. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F3979A.SThe Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, but only in respect of information relating to the [F40functions] exercisable by virtue of article 2 of the Public Bodies (The Office of Fair Trading Transfer of Consumer Advice Scheme Function and Modification of Enforcement Functions) Order 2013 S.I. 2013/783.] [F41and articles 3(1)(a), (b) and (d) of the Public Bodies (Abolition of the National Consumer Council and the Transfer of the Office of Fair Trading’s Functions in relation to Estate Agents etc) Order 2014 (S.I. 2014/…)]

80SThe Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration.

[F1580AASThe Scottish Civil Justice Council.]

[F4280BSThe Scottish Commission for Human Rights.]

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[F4380CSThe Scottish Commission on Social Security.]

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F4481S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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[F45The Scottish Committee on Climate Change]

Textual Amendments

F45Sch. 1 Pt. 7: unnumbered entry inserted (prosp.) by virtue of Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 (asp 13), ss. 99, 100(2), Sch. 2 para. 5 (with s. 95)

82SF46. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F46Sch. 1 Pt. 7: para. relating to the Scottish Conveyancing and Executry Services Board repealed (15.8.2003) by Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp. 4), ss. 17, 21(2), Sch. 4 para. 17(b)(iii); S.S.I. 2003/384, art. 2(d)

83SThe Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.

84SScottish Enterprise.

85SThe Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

[F4785ZASThe Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.]

Textual Amendments

[F4885ZB.SThe Scottish Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel.]

[F4985ASThe Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council.]

F5085BS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

86SF51. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

87SF52. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

88SF53. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F5489S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

90SThe Scottish Information Commissioner.

[F5590ASThe Scottish Land Commission.]

Textual Amendments

F55Sch. 1 para. 90A inserted (01.04.2017) by Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (asp 18) s. 21(2); S.S.I. 2016/250 reg. 002(01) (02) Sch. 01

91SThe Scottish Law Commission.

92SThe Scottish Legal Aid Board.

[F5692ASThe Scottish Legal Complaints Commission.]

Textual Amendments

[F5792BSThe Scottish Local Authorities Remuneration Committee]

93SScottish Natural Heritage.

F5894S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

95SThe Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.

96SThe Scottish Qualifications Authority.

F5997S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F6098S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F6198ASThe Scottish Sentencing Council.]

99SThe Scottish Social Services Council.

100SThe Scottish Sports Council.

101SF62. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

102SScottish Water.

[F63102A.SSocial Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland.]

[F64102BSSouth of Scotland Enterprise.]

Textual Amendments

103SF65. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

104SThe Standards Commission for Scotland.

105S[F66The National Library of Scotland] .

Textual Amendments

F66Words in sch. 1 para. 105 substituted (1.2.2013) by National Library of Scotland Act 2012 (asp 3), s. 12(3), sch. 2 para. 6; S.S.I. 2013/1, art. 2

[F67105ASVisitScotland.]

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106SThe Water Industry [F68Commission] for Scotland.

Textual Amendments

F68Word in Sch. 1 para. 106 substituted (1.7.2005) by Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 3), ss. 32, 37(2), Sch. 5 para. 9(b) (with s. 36); S.S.I. 2005/351, art. 2, Sch. 2 (with art. 3)

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