Current Legislation

The following tables contain a list of the current legislation (primary and secondary) that relates to the work carried out by the road works community in Scotland.

Primary Legislation

Primary legislation refers to Acts of the Scottish and United Kingdom Parliament. Acts of Parliament are Bills (draft Act of Parliament) that have been fully scrutinised through the Parliamentary stages and have received Royal Assent. An Act of Parliament is enabling legislation that provides the legislative framework with detailed provisions often contained within secondary legislation.

Year Title Additional information Link(s)
Transport (Scotland) Act 2005

ISBN number:  0-10-590086-9

New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

ISBN number: 0-10-542291-6 

Roads (Scotland) Act 1984

ISBN number:  0-10-545484-2

Secondary Legislation

Secondary legislation refers to Regulations and Orders that are made under the enabling powers provided by primary legislation in order to implement and administer the requirements of that primary legislation. Secondary legislation is scrutinised by the Subordinate Legislation Committee of the Scottish Parliament.

Year Title Additional information Link(s)
The Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Amendment Regulations 2018

2018 No. 50

The Road Works (Qualifications of Operatives and Supervisors) (Scotland) Regulations 2017

2017 No. 147

The Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 2017

2017 No. 49

The Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 2015

2015 No.89

The Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 2014

2014 No.58

The Road Works (Inspection Fees)(Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014

2014 No. 56

The Road Works (Maintenance) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012

2012 No. 286

The Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (Fixed Penalty) Amendment Regulations 2011

2011 No.98

The Road Works (Inspection Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011

2011 No. 91

The Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (Fixed Penalty) Amendment Regulations 2011

2011 No. 98

The Road Works (Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011

2011 No. 92

The Road Works (Inspection Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010

2010 No.68

The Road Works (Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Regulations 2008

2008 No.244

The Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (Fixed Penalty) Regulations 2008

2008 No.243

The Road Works (Scottish Road Works Register, Notices, Directions and Designations) (Scotland) Regulations 2008

2008 No. 88

The Road Works (Settlement of Disputes and Appeals against Directions) (Scotland) Regulations 2008

2008 No. 89

The Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees and Amounts) Regulations 2008

2008 No.16

The Scottish Road Works Commissioner (Imposition of Penalties) Regulations 2007

2007 No.411

The Road Works (Sharing of Costs of Works) (Scotland) Regulations 2003

2003 No.509

The Road Works (Reinstatement)(Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003

2003 No.512

The Road Works (Recovery of Costs) (Scotland) Regulations 2003

2003 No.416

The Road Works (Inspection Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2003

2003 No.415

The Road Works (Reinstatement) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003

2003 No.417

The Road Works (Permission under Section 109) (Scotland) Regulations 1996

1996 No. 3199 (S.240)

The Secretary of State’s Trunk Road Functions (Contracting Out) (Scotland) Order 1996

1996 No. 878 (S.99)

The Road Works (Reinstatement)(Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1992

1992 No. 3062 (S.253)

The Road Works (Qualifications of Supervisors and Operatives) (Scotland) Regulations 1992

1992 No. 1675 (S.162)

The Road Works (Reinstatement) (Scotland) Regulations 1992

1992 No. 1674 (S.161)

The Road Works (Maintenance)(Scotland) Regulations 1992

1992 No. 1673 (S.160)