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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015


145.Sections 62 to 73 of the Act amend provisions of Part 3 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, the crofting community right to buy.

146.Part 3 of the 2003 Act provides a properly constituted crofting community body representing an identified crofting community with a right to acquire eligible croft land (including salmon fishings, certain mineral rights, sporting rights and the interest of the tenant in tenanted land, where the tenant’s interests in the land relate to the land being acquired). Part 3 sets out the eligible land which may be acquired by the crofting community body, and the process for acquiring that land, including procedures for a ballot to prove community support for the acquisition, for valuation of the land, for appeals and for compensation.

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