regalia minora

regalia minora

in Scots law, rights adhering to the Crown but which can be alienated. Included are the rights of ferry, port and harbour. Ferry includes the right to prevent others from ferrying. Precious metals, forestry and highways are included. Highway is a right to pass - the solum is still owned by the proprietor but naturally many of these are now owned by local authorities. Salmon fishings are included, but the mode of fishing is restricted. Even if the banks are not owned, the owner of the salmon fishings is allowed access. There are many statutory provisions regulating such rights. The foreshore itself (that part of the shore between the high and low water mark) is part of the regalia minor; this, however, does not include a right to exclude the public.
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