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Scottish Outdoor Access Code eBook EPUB

Scottish Outdoor Access Code eBook EPUB

The Scottish Outdoor Access Code is the guidance document giving detailed advice on the rights and responsibilities of people exercising access rights and of those managing land and water. It provides a practical guide to help everyone make informed decisions about what best to do in every day situations and provides the starting point for short promotional codes and more detailed advice.

Scottish Outdoor Access Code eBook MOBI

Scottish Outdoor Access Code eBook MOBI

The Scottish Outdoor Access Code is the guidance document giving detailed advice on the rights and responsibilities of people exercising access rights and of those managing land and water. It provides a practical guide to help everyone make informed decisions about what best to do in every day situations and provides the starting point for short promotional codes and more detailed advice.

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.

Scottish Moorland Forum

Guidance on electric fences and public access on moorland

This short paper has been developed by Scotland's Moorland Forum and the National Access Forum to help land managers integrate electric fencing commonly used to exclude deer from grouse moors with public access. The guidance aims to promote good practice in the present regulatory context, but some members of the National Access Forum consider that long lengths of electric fencing on moorland should require planning consent.

Front page of - Signs relating to access and locked gates - Summary messages on good practice

Signs relating to access and locked gates - Summary messages on good practice

The National Access Forum considered possible approaches which could be taken to ensure that locked gates and access-related signs comply with the principles of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

The Forum agreed to compile a range of concise messages summarising good practice in relation to locked gates and signs which could be used as appropriate, along with links to existing guidance if further detail is required and this is supplied in this 3 page document. 

Lighting fires and access rights under the Land Reform Act (Scotland) 2003

This publication distils key information from the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (the Access Code) on lighting fires under access rights. It also covers other information such as legal controls over fires that are outwith Access Code guidance, what to do if you encounter irresponsible behaviour and what to do if you encounter criminal behaviour. 

Wild camping - A guide to good practice - MCofS

Wild camping - A guide to good practice - MCofS

An information leaflet produced by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland.

Managing informal camping under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

Managing informal camping under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

This guidance for land and recreation managers has been revised and updated in 2016. It looks at ways of addressing both short and longer term problems associated with camping and includes a useful table of guidance on what types of behaviour can be categorised as irresponsible and what criminal. New to this version is a new comprehensive glossary of camping terms.

Outdoor events in Scotland - Guidance for organisers and land managers - June 2017

Outdoor events in Scotland - Guidance for organisers and land managers - June 2017

Organised events are an important part of Scotland's outdoor life, encouraging people to enjoy the natural environment and helping to support good causes. Careful planning and management, including effective communication with all relevant interests, is very important to maximise the benefits of such events and minimise any adverse effects.