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Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005

Paragraph 2 – Membership

60.Sub-paragraph (1) provides that the members of the Bòrd are to be appointed by the Scottish Ministers. The Bòrd is to have between 5 and 11 ordinary members and a further ex officio member (the Cathraiche) who is to chair meetings of the Bòrd.

61.Sub-paragraph (2) gives the Scottish Ministers the power by order to increase or decrease the maximum or minimum number of members. A statutory instrument containing such an order is subject to the negative resolution procedure in the Scottish Parliament.

62.Sub-paragraph (4) requires the Bòrd to elect from within its number a person to act as Cathraiche if the office of Cathraiche becomes vacant.

63.Sub-paragraph (5) provides that members of the Bòrd hold office on such terms and conditions as the Scottish Ministers may decide and may resign from the Bòrd by written notice to Ministers.

64.Sub-paragraph (6) makes provision for the circumstances in which the Scottish Ministers may remove a member of the Bòrd from office.

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