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Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018

Powers of entry and step-in power: offences

85.Section 61 creates two offences, each punishable upon summary conviction by a fine of up to level 5 on the standard scale. The offences are of intentionally obstructing the Scottish Ministers in exercising their powers under sections 45, 51, 52 or 53 (powers of entry) or section 59 (step-in power).

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