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Islands (Scotland) Act 2018

Section 31 – Commencement

84.Subsection (1) of this section provides that this section and sections 1, 2, 30, and 32 come into force on the day after Royal Assent. The remainder of the Act, once enacted, comes into force on the day or days appointed by the Scottish Ministers in regulations made under subsection (2).

85.Subsection (3)(a) provides that these commencement regulations may also include transitional, transitory or saving provision. It should be noted that these aspects are not substantive powers but are dependent on commencement. Subsection (3)(b) provides that the regulations may appoint different days for different purposes.

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