Harbours (Scotland) Act 2015

2015 asp 13

The Bill for this Act of the Scottish Parliament was passed by the Parliament on 27th October 2015 and received Royal Assent on 2nd December 2015

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to repeal sections 10 to 12 of the Ports Act 1991 and amend Schedules 3 and 4 to the Harbours Act 1964.

1Modification of Ports Act 1991

(1)The Ports Act 1991 is amended as follows.

(2)The following provisions are repealed—

(a)section 10 (schemes initiated by the Scottish Ministers),

(b)section 11 (annual turnover requirement for purposes of section 10), and

(c)section 12 (schemes made by the Scottish Ministers).

(3)In section 20 (interpretation of Part 1)—

(a)in subsection (1), in paragraph (b) of the definition of “the Gazette”, for “such a notice” substitute “a notice under section 9(3)(a)”, and

(b)in each of subsections (3)(a) and (6), the words “or 12(3)” are repealed.

(4)In section 37 (orders and regulations), in subsection (4), paragraphs (a) and (b) are repealed.

2Orders and schemes relating to harbours

(1)The Harbours Act 1964 is amended as follows.

(2)In Schedule 3 (procedure for making harbour revision and empowerment orders), in paragraph 7, in each of sub-paragraphs (a) and (b), the words “six copies of” are repealed.

(3)In Schedule 4 (procedure for confirming and making harbour reorganisation schemes), in paragraph 1, for “not less than six copies”, in both places where those words occur, substitute “a copy”.


This Act comes into force on the day after Royal Assent.

4Short title

The short title of this Act is the Harbours (Scotland) Act 2015.