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High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013

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Section 21 – Offence

50.Subsection (1) makes it an offence for a person to intentionally obstruct or prevent an authorised person from doing anything which that person is authorised to do by virtue of the Act. The offence is punishable on summary conviction up to a maximum fine of level 3 (currently £1000) on the standard scale.

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