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14 Provisions relating to agricultural lands and heritages.S

(1)Notwithstanding anything in subsection (2) of section 7 of the Act of 1956 (which relates amongst other things to the definition of agricultural buildings)—

(a)a building (other than a dwelling-house) which is occupied by any person, and is used solely in connection with agricultural operations carried on by that person on any agricultural land (other than the building) whether adjacent to the building or not,F1... and

(b)any land occupied together with any such building and used solely in connection with the use of the building,

shall be treated as respects the year 1963-64 and subsequent years as agricultural lands and heritages for the purposes of subsection (3) of the said section 7 (which provides that no agricultural lands and heritages shall be entered in the valuation roll).

(2)The foregoing subsection shall apply to a building occupied by or on behalf of an association to which this subsection applies and to any land occupied together therewith as it applies to a building occupied by a person and to any land occupied therewith, but with the following modifications:—

(a)for the reference in paragraph (a) thereof to agricultural operations carried on by the person there shall be substituted a reference to such operations carried on by the association or any member thereof; and

(b)F2...the reference in the said paragraph (a) to agricultural land [F3is to be treated as a reference to such land only so far as it is] occupied by or on behalf of the association or by any member thereof.

(3)The last foregoing subsection applies to any association of F4...persons who are jointly and severally liable for any debts of the association.

[F5(4)In determining for the purposes of subsection (1) of this section whether a building used in any way is solely so used during any year, no account shall be taken of any time in that year during which it is used in any other way, if that time does not amount to a substantial part of that year.]

[F6(5)The amendments to subsections (1)(a) and (2)(b) (which removed, in relation to persons but not in relation to associations, the requirement that the building must be used in connection with agricultural operations on land occupied by the occupier of the building) and (3) above (which removed the upper limit of members of an association) made by section 31 of the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 (asp 1) are to have effect only as respects the year 2003-04 and subsequent years.]

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F1Words in s. 14(1)(a) repealed (1.4.2003) by Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 (asp 1), ss. 31(a), 62(2); S.S.I. 2003/134, art. 2(1), Sch.

F2Word in s. 14(2)(b) repealed (1.4.2003) by Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 (asp 1), ss. 31(b)(i), 62(2); S.S.I. 2003/134, art. 2(1), Sch.

F3Words in s. 14(2)(b) substituted (1.4.2003) by Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 (asp 1), ss. 31(b)(ii), 62(2); S.S.I. 2003/134, art. 2(1), Sch.

F4Words in s. 14(3) repealed (1.4.2003) by Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 (asp 1), ss. 31(c), 62(2); S.S.I. 2003/134, art. 2(1), Sch.

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