2.  In these Regulations unless the context otherwise requires–

“the chairman of the children’s panel” means the person appointed by the Scottish Ministers for each local authority area by virtue of paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the 1995 Act.

“1995 Act” means the Children (Scotland) Act 1995;

“panel” means a panel of persons established under regulations 3 or 11 below, as the case may be, for a local authority area;

“Sheriff Principal” means the Sheriff Principal or the Sheriffs Principal, as the case may be, within those jurisdiction the local authority area, or the relevant part of the local authority area, lies.