Scottish Statutory Instruments

2015 No. 192


The Rural Development (Scotland) Regulations 2015


12th May 2015

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

14th May 2015

Coming into force

12th June 2015

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of, and paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 to, the European Communities Act 1972(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

These Regulations make provision for a purpose mentioned in section 2(2) of that Act and it appears to the Scottish Ministers that it is expedient for references to the EU Regulations (as defined in regulation 2(1)) to be construed as references to those Regulations as amended from time to time.


1972 c.68. Section 2(2) was amended by the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46) (‘the 1998 Act’), Schedule 8, paragraph 15(3) (which was amended by section 27(4) of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c.51) (‘the 2006 Act’)). Section 2(2) was also amended by section 27(1)(a) of the 2006 Act and by the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (c.7) (“the 2008 Act”), section 3(3) and Schedule, Part 1. The functions conferred upon the Minister of the Crown under section 2(2), insofar as within devolved competence, were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the 1998 Act. Paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 was inserted by section 28 of the 2006 Act and was amended by the 2008 Act, Schedule, Part 1.