The Board

3.—(1) There shall be established a body to be known as the Scottish Network 1 Tourist Board for the local government areas of City of Edinburgh, City of Glasgow, Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Midlothian, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian.

(2) The Board shall be a body corporate with a common seal.

Membership of the Board

4.—(1) The Scottish Ministers shall appoint the first and future members of the Board, which members shall be all or some of the persons who are the members of the Scottish Tourist Board from time to time, as the Scottish Ministers think fit.

(2) The Scottish Ministers may appoint other persons as first or future members of the Board and shall be entitled to remove such persons from membership of the Board, as the Scottish Ministers think fit.

(3) In the case of any member of the Board who is also a member of the Scottish Tourist Board, that member’s membership of the Board shall terminate on the termination of that member’s membership of the Scottish Tourist Board.

(4) The maximum number of Board members shall be nine.

Membership of controlling body

5.—(1) The Scottish Ministers shall appoint the first members of the controlling body of the Board from among the first members of the Board whom they have appointed under paragraph 4.

(2) Subject to sub paragraph (1), the members of the controlling body shall be appointed by the Board from among the members of the Board.

Proceedings of the Board

6.—(1) The Board may–

(a)subject to the provisions of this scheme, regulate its own procedure;

(b)appoint committees including committees composed of persons who are not members of the Board;

(c)delegate any of its duties to any of its members who, or committees which are, authorised (generally or specifically) for the purpose;

(d)pay such allowances in respect of expenses as the Board may determine to any of its members or any person appointed to a committee of the Board.

(2) A committee shall act in accordance with such directions as the Board may from time to time give, and the Board may provide for anything done by a committee to have effect as if it had been done by the Board.

(3) The validity of any proceedings of the Board, the controlling body or of any committee appointed by the Board shall not be affected by any vacancy among its members or by any defect in the appointment of any member.

Duty to keep accounting records

7.—(1) The Board shall keep accounting records which are sufficient to show and explain the transactions of the Board and are such as to disclose with reasonable accuracy, at any time, the financial position of the Board at that time.

(2) The accounting records of the Board shall at all times be open to inspection by the Scottish Ministers.

(3) Accounting records which the Board is required by sub paragraph (1) to keep shall be preserved by it for three years from the date on which they are made.