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Islands (Scotland) Act 2018


87.The schedule is introduced by section 7(2). It lists the relevant authorities to whom sections 7 to 12 of the Act applies and which must have regard to island communities in carrying out their functions. There are separate headings for the following:

  • Office-holders in the Scottish Administration, including the Scottish Ministers

  • Scottish public authorities with mixed or no reserved functions

  • NHS Health Boards and Special Health Boards

  • Integration Joint Boards (established under section 9 of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014)

  • Local authorities

  • Regional Colleges (designated under section 7A of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005)

  • Regional Transport Partnerships

88.The duties imposed by sections 7 to 12 of the Act apply to all the persons listed in the schedule (with the duty imposed by sections 13 to 16 applying solely to the Scottish Ministers and the duty in section 17 applying to the bodies mentioned there). The list of persons can be amended by regulations made by Ministers under section 7(3).

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