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.
For activity-specific queries or problems, please contact the organisations below:
- Hill walking and mountaineering - Mountaineering Scotland
- Walking - Ramblers Scotland
- Canoeing and kayaking - The Scottish Canoe Association
- Horse riding - British Horse Society Scotland
- Mountain biking - Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (hosted by Scottish Cycling)
Other organisations with access interests
Defence Estates - manage Ministry of Defence lands
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.
NatureScot also has access advisors but they advise only in a more national context rather than individual cases.
NatureScot's head office address and contact details are below.
Great Glen House
Inverness IV3 8NW
Tel: 01463 725000
Area offices across the country.