Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2016 and comes into force on 16th December 2016.

(2) In this Order—

“the 2003 Act” means the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003(1);

“the Act” means the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

Appointed day

2.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions of the Act specified in column 1 of the table in the schedule (the subject matter of which is described in column 2 of that table) is 16th December 2016.

(2) Where a purpose is specified in column 3 of that table in relation to any provision specified in column 1, that provision comes into force on 16th December 2016 only for that purpose.


A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,


24th November 2016