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Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020


286.Paragraphs 32 and 33 of schedule 7 modify section 23 of the Hill Farming Act 1946 in order to prevent muirburn taking place during the coronavirus outbreak. The Act suspends the muirburn season, as set out in section 23 of the 1946 Act, which normally runs from the 1st of October until the 15th of April.

287.The Act suspends the muirburn season during the relevant period. The relevant period is the period in which paragraphs 32 and 33 of schedule 7 of the Act (which modifies section 23 of the 1946 Act) are in force.

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