High Hedges (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: W

A Bill to make provision about hedges which interfere with the reasonable enjoyment of domestic properties.

Current Status of the Bill

This Member's Bill was introduced by Mark McDonald MSP on 2 October 2012.

The Bill received Royal Assent on 2 May 2013.

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Local Government and Regeneration Committee

The Committee published their Stage 1 Report on 28 January 2013:

3rd Report, 2013 (Session 4): Stage 1 Report on the High Hedges (Scotland) Bill (1.34MB pdf)

Dates of consideration by the Lead Committee:

    3 October 2012

    12 December 2012

    19 December 2012

    23 January 2013

Dates of consideration by other committees:

    11 December 2012 (Subordinate Legislation Committee)

    12 December 2012 (Finance Committee)

The Subordinate Legislation Committee published its report on the delegated powers provisions within the Bill on 11 December 2012:


The Bill was debated by Parliament on 5 February 2013.

After Passing

The Bill received Royal Assent on 2 May 2013.


The following volume, published on 23 October 2013, contains all the material relevant to the passage of the Bill: