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Signage Guidance for Outdoor Access - A Guide to Good Practice

Signage Guidance for Outdoor Access - A Guide to Good Practice

This guidance covers all aspects of outdoor access signage and is aimed at access staff, countryside rangers, land managers, community groups (including health walk co-ordinators) and anybody involved in path or site management. This new guide supersedes and greatly expands on the advice given in the ‘Advisory Signage Guide’ published by Paths for All and Scottish Natural Heritage in June 2007.

Signs Guidance for Farmers and other Land Managers

Signs Guidance for Farmers and other Land Managers

This guide provides advice to land managers (farmers, crofters, estate factors, etc) on when, where and how to use appropriate and effective signage in accordance with the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The focus is on situations where it's reasonable for land managers to want to put up advisory signs of their own. 27 pages (2006)

Equestrian Access in Scotland: Horse riding, carriage driving and managing land responsibly

A collaborative document by the British Horse Society Scotland, Scottish Rural Property & Business Association and Scottish Natural Heritage looking at equestrian access and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 11 pages.

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Detailed guidance about equestrian access on different types of land use

A collaboration between Scottish Land and Estates, the British Horse Society Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage, this guidance discusses horses on different types of land including fields of cereal crops and stubble fields, fields of fruit and vegetables and conservation areas. 4 pages.

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Integrating Access Case Study - Bailliefurth Farm

This case study addresses access issues common to many livestock farms by use of simple but effective signs and creation of an alternative path avoiding the steading.

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Integrating Access Case Study - Meggernie and Lochs Estate

This case study shows how active encouragement of public access on preferred paths and sites without restricting general rights of access has been successful. There has also been an associated education campaign highlighting the importance of responsible access and appropriate behaviour to avoid conflict with wildlife, shooting, farming or conservation.


Using Inland Water Responsibly - Guidance for all water users - Front cover image

Using Inland Water Responsibly - Guidance for all water users

This Guidance, endorsed by many of the leading sports organisations, is intended to assist all water users to share inland water in Scotland in such a way that the interests of all are considered and respected.

Planning for public access on golf courses - quick guide to access rights and responsibilities

A summary of access rights and responsibilities for the general public and land managers on golf courses.

Land management operations sign template

Sign template - Land management operations

Print out this sign template, write on your details and laminate ready for use.