Explanatory Notes

Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014

2014 asp 19

9 December 2014


Part 7 – Final Provisions

Section 29 – Crown application: criminal offences

101.By virtue of 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 provision in section 5(5) of this Act. Instead, subsection (2) provides for the Court of Session to declare the act to be unlawful.