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“ Interest in the same shall be of the yearly Value of Ten Pounds
“ alter and amend the Laws for the Election of the Magistrates and
alia, enacted, “ that from and after the Period when this Act shall
all such Burghs respectively (except in those contained in Sche-
are or shall be qualified, as Owners or Occupants of Premises with“ in the Royalty, whether original or extended, of any such Burgh, “ to vote in the Election of a Member of Parliament for such Burgh
by virtue of an Act passed in the Second and Third Year of 15 “ the Reign of His Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled · An "' Act to amend the Representation of the People of Scotland,' and
as are duly registered as such Voters in the Registers by the said “ recited Act appointed to be kept, and also in all such Persons who
“ are possessed of the Qualification described in the said recited Act, 20 “ in respect of the Property or Occupancy of any House or other
Subject therein described of the Value thereby required, within the
Royalty of any Royal Burgh not now entitled to send Members to “ Parliament; provided always, that all such Electors who may
“ be qualified as herein-before provided shall have resided for Six
“ all future Years within the Royalty of such Burgh, or within Seven
Relief, or who has been a Pensioner of any Corporation, within
“ Twelve Months of any such annual Election, or for any Burgh of
or at making up the List of Electors with a view to such Election :"
Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled “ An Act to 7 & 8 Vict. 35 improve Prisons and Prison Discipline in Scotland,” it is enacted, c. 34.
“ that the Limits and Boundaries of the said Burghs shall for the
“ mined by an Act passed in the Second and Third Years of the
• An Act to amend the Representation of the People in Scot“ • land':” And whereas by another Act passed in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, inti
tuled “ An Act to make more effectual Provision for regulating the 13 & 14 Vict. 45 “ Police of Towns and populous Places in Scotland, and for paving, 910. A 2
“ draining, cleansing, lighting, and improving the same,” it is thereby
Magistrates and Councils, the Magistrates and Councils of such “ Burgh for the Time being shall be the Commissioners for carrying “ this Act or such Part thereof as shall be adopted into operation as
regards such Burgh, and no special Election of Commissioners of “ Police or Magistrates of Police for such Burgh shall take place 15 “ under this Act; and the Magistrates of such Burgh shall be the
Magistrates of Police thereof, and shall have all the Powers, Privi
leges, and Jurisdictions of Magistrates of Police under this Act:” And whereas the Limits and Boundaries of the Cities, Burghs, and Towns set forth and defined in the said first-recited Act in some 20 Cases exclude or cut off from the Royalty of such Burghs certain Parts of the ancient Royalty thereof, and in others annex or add to such ancient Royalty Parts of the Territory adjacent thereto, and in consequence thereof, and of the said Enactments of the Statute secondly above recited, many Owners and Occupiers of Premises 25 situated in Parts which have been so excluded from or annexed to the Royalty of such Burghs as aforesaid, although duly qualified in all other respects, are debarred from the Right of electing the Town Councils in such Burghs, whilst they are subjected to Taxation by and to the Jurisdiction of such Town Councils : And whereas the fact 30 of such Persons as aforesaid being debarred from the aforesaid Right has occasioned much Inconvenience, and their being so debarred is contrary to Justice as well as to the ancient free Constitution of the Royal Burghs of Scotland: For Remedy thereof be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent 35 of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by Authority of the same, as follows:
I. In those Burghs whereof any Part of the ancient Royalty is beyond the Parliamentary Boundary of such Burgh, as defined by the said first-recited Act, such excluded Part of such Royalty, along with 40 the Property contained within such Parliamentary Boundaries, shall form One Burgh for the Purposes of this Act.
II. In those Burghs where Parts of the adjacent Territory have been added to the ancient Royalty thereof by the said first-recited
Excluded Parts of ancient Royalty to be included.
Added Parts to form One Burgh with
Act, such annexed Territory, along with such ancient Royalty, shall ancient
Royalties. form One Burgh for the Purposes of this Act.
III. The Right of electing the Magistrates and Councillors in the Right of Royal Burghs of Scotland, as now defined by this Act, shall belong electing Ma
gistrates. 5 to and be vested in those Parties only who bonâ fide carry on Business
in such Burghs in Premises of the annual Value of Ten Pounds
IV. In every Royal Burgh as defined by this Act, the Magistrates Jurisdiction and Councils shall have and possess the same Rights and Powers over
of Magisthe whole Territory and Inhabitants thereof, and shall have all such and the like Jurisdiction, civil and criminal, as the Magistrates, Coun
cillors, or Dean of Guild of any Royal Burgh now have by the Law 15 of Scotland within such Burgh.
V. In all Royal Burghs in which Part of the ancient Royalty was Enroiment
of Voters. excluded from the Limits and Boundaries of the Burgh, as defined by the said first-recited Act, the Parties qualified under this Act and the
before-recited Acts in respect of Property situated in such Part of said
Voters entitled to elect Magistrates and Councillors for such Burghs,
in the Case of Burghs having no Parliamentary Register.
and Fourth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty King William Police Act.
Eleventh Year of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled “ An
general System of Police,” &c., has been adopted in whole or in part prior to the passing of this Act in any of the Royal Burghs of Scotland, the whole Powers and Provisions thereof shall apply to and
extend over such Burghs according to the Boundaries thereof as
Acts are by this Act extended, the Inhabitants thereof and Property
to the Date hereof: Provided also, that where the said last-recited Act
of Scotland, the Boundaries of such Royal Burghs shall be taken and
Tenure of Property not to be affected.
VII. Nothing herein contained shall in any way alter or affect the
Lists of Electors to be made up.
VIII. The List of Electors which the Town Clerks of the Royal
Repeal of former Enactments.
IX. The said recited Acts, in so far as the same are at variance or
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES.
This Act may be adopted in Royal Burghs having Harbours not under
Local Acts; Sect. 1. Interpretation of Terms ; 2. Short Title ; 3. The Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act, and the Harbours,
Docks, and Piers Clauses Act, incorporated with this Act; 4, 5. Interpretation of Expressions in the incorporated Acts; 6. Town Council may resolve that this Act shall be adopted, and such
Resolution shall be published; 7. If Resolution approved of at a Second Meeting, this Act to be adopted,
and Minute to be registered in Sheriff Court Books ; 8. Appeal to the Board of Trade; 9. Act
may be earlier adopted in certain Cases ; 10. If Act not adopted, Two Years to elapse before Consideration again
had ; 11. Schedule of Rates to be prepared and published ; 12. A Copy of the Schedule and a Statement as to the Harbour to be
sent to the Admiralty and the Board of Trade ; 13. Board of Trade to consider and finally adjust the Schedule; 14. Exclusive Privileges of Burgesses abolished, and Rates to be charged
equally ; 15. Accounts and Statement of the Revenue of the Harbour to be sent
to the Sheriff Clerk annually; 16. Increase of Revenue to be applied in extending and improving the
Harbour ; 17. Town Council may borrow Money on the Security of the Rates ;
18. Bonds and Assignations may be granted for Sums borrowed or
advanced ; 19. Bonds and Assignations may be transferred by Indorsation ; 20. Town Council may apply for a further Increase of Rates ; 21.