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High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013


Section 37 – Crown application

77.Under section 20 of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, the Act applies to the Crown in Scotland. However, subsection (1) absolves the Crown of any criminal liability, should it be in contravention of the provisions of this Act.

78.Subsection (3) provides that the powers in sections 18 (power to enter neighbouring land), 19 (supplementary powers) and 22 (power to take action) are exercisable in relation to Crown land, but only if the appropriate authority gives its consent.

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