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The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (Modification) Order 2013: Guidance for Local Authorities and National Park Authorities

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (Modification) Order 2013: Guidance for Local Authorities and National Park Authorities

Thursday, January 16, 2014

ISBN: 9781784122102

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (Modification) Order 2013 came into force on 20 December 2013. The Order is accompanied by statutory guidance for access authorities.

Executive Summary

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (Modification) Order 2013 amends section 7(1) of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act to provide for the exercise of access rights over core paths to be temporarily prevented or restricted (i.e. closed) where land is already able to be exempted from access rights:

1) because of the exercise of statutory powers to deal with an animal disease outbreak; or

2) by way of a section 11 Order under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003.

A link to a copy of the 2013 Modification Order is available through this page.

The accompanying statutory guidance has been prepared in two parts reflecting the two different circumstances addressed by the Modification Order (as explained above).