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1999 No. 1126
The Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order 1999
13th April 1999
Coming into force in accordance with article 1
At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 13th day of April 1999
The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council
Whereas a draft of this Order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament in accordance with section 115(1) of, and paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 7 to, the Scotland Act 1998;
Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred upon Her by section 126(2) of the Scotland Act 1998 is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:
Citation and commencement 1.
This Order may be cited as the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order 1999 and shall come into force on the principal appointed day.
"co-ordinate" means a co-ordinate on the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain 1936 Datum;
"line", in relation to any list of co-ordinates in this Order, means a loxodromic line.
Boundaries - internal waters and territorial sea 3.
For the purposes of the Scotland Act 1998, the boundaries between waters which are to be treated as internal waters or territorial sea of the United Kingdom adjacent to Scotland and those which are not, shall be-
(a) off the east coast of Great Britain, a line joining the co-ordinates set out in Part I of the Schedule to this Order, and
(b) off the west coast of Great Britain a line joining,
(i) the co-ordinates set out in Section 1 of Part II of that Schedule, and then
(ii) the seaward limit of the United Kingdom territorial sea, and then
(iii) the co-ordinates set out in Section 2 of Part II of that Schedule.
Boundaries - sea within British fishery limits 4.
For the purposes of the Scotland Act 1998, the boundaries between waters which are to be treated as sea within British fishery limits adjacent to Scotland and those which are not, shall be-
(a) off the east coast of Great Britain,
(i) the line referred to in article 3(a) above, and then
(ii) a line joining the co-ordinates set out in Schedule 2 to this Order.
(b) off the west coast of Great Britain,
(i) the line referred to in article 3(b) above, and then
(ii) the seaward limit of the United Kingdom territorial sea adjacent to Northern Ireland between the following co-ordinates-