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Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2011

Section 8 – Provision of facilities, etc. at ancient monuments

54.Section 8(a) amends section 20 of the 1979 Act to remove the requirement that facilities and information or other services may be provided for the public only in connection with affording public access. Section 8(b) substitutes a new subsection (2) and new subsection (2A) in section 20 of the 1979 Act. These new provisions clarify that any reference to a monument includes references to any land associated with the monument and set out the specific facilities and services that may be provided for the public under section 20 of the 1979 Act. The section applies to monuments owned or under the guardianship of the Scottish Ministers or a local authority and monuments otherwise under the control or management of the Scottish Ministers.

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