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National Library of Scotland Act 2012

The National Library of Scotland

Section 1 – The National Library of Scotland

7.This section renames the governing body called “The Trustees of the National Library of Scotland” as “The National Library of Scotland”, in English, and “Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba”, in Gaelic. “NLS” is used in these Explanatory Notes and in the Act as short-hand for the governing body. This provision reflects the fact that the governing body has for some time operated with the corporate identities “The National Library of Scotland” and “NLS”. Schedule 1 makes detailed provision about the governance of NLS.

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