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British Waterways Act 1995

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37Application to Scotland

(1)Subject to subsection (2) below, this Act extends to Scotland.

(2)Nothing in this Act shall apply to Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, Loch Ness or Loch Dochfour, the boundaries of which are shown edged in red on the plan marked “The Scottish Lochs”, of which five copies have been signed on behalf of the Board by Richard Jeremy Duffy, the Solicitor and Secretary to the Board, and on behalf of the Highland Regional Council by Ronald Harley Stevenson, the Chief Executive of the said Council, and deposited respectively in—

(a)the office of the Clerk of the Parliaments, House of Lords;

(b)the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons;

(c)the Department of the Environment;

(d)the principal office of the Board; and

(e)the office of the Chief Executive of the Highland Regional Council.

(3)Nothing in this Act shall prejudice the power of a river purificationauthority to make byelaws under section 33 of the [1974 c. 40.] Control of Pollution Act 1974 (control of sanitary applicances on vessels) or under section 48 of that Act (power of river purification authorities to exclude unregistered vessels from rivers, etc.).

(4)It shall be the duty of the Board, when exercising functions in relation to Scotland under any enactment, to avoid, so far as possible, causing injury to fisheries or to the stock of fish in any waters.

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