Local authority and national park authority access officers.

Local authority and national park authority access officers

Scotland's 32 local authorities and 2 national park authorities (Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and the Cairngorms National Park) make up Scotland's 34 Access Authorities.

Scotland's access officers uphold access rights and facilitate access in each local authority and national park and should be your first port of call for any local access enquiry, question or problem.

Recreation organisations

For activity-specific queries or problems, please contact the organisations below:

Other organisations with access interests

Defence Estates - manage Ministry of Defence lands

Scottish Forestry

Scottish Land and Estates represent owners of land and rural businesses.

Scottish Outdoor Access Network (SOAN) brings together over 200 people across Scotland who work on outdoor access and related issues.

Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society (Scotways)

NatureScot also has access advisors but they advise only in a more national context rather than individual cases.

Contact NatureScot

NatureScot's head office address and contact details are below. 

Great Glen House
Leachkin Road
Inverness IV3 8NW

Tel: 01463 725000

Area offices across the country.

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