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Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 26:  Power of entry

110.This section confers power on persons authorised by local authorities to enter any land for a purpose connected with the exercise or proposed exercise of any of the authorising authority’s functions under Part 1. Such a person may however enter land under this power only at a reasonable time and on having given reasonable notice to the owner of the land unless entry is needed in case of emergency or for the purpose of warning the public of and protecting the public from danger, taking measures to facilitate the exercise if access rights or fulfilling certain duties relating to core paths.

111.Subsection (4) permits persons authorised to enter land to take onto land any machinery, other equipment or materials required for the purpose for which they are entering the land.

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