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Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2011

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5.The Act is made up of four Parts. The first three Parts comprise amending provisions corresponding to the three principal Acts that will be amended by the Act and a fourth Part which includes provisions on “Interpretation”, “Ancillary provision” and “Short title and commencement”. The principal Acts are:

  • the Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953 (“the 1953 Act”);

  • the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 (“the 1979 Act”); and

  • the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 (“the 1997 Act”).

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