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Integrating Access Case Study - Eaglescairnie Mains Farm

A case study at Eaglescairnie Mains Farm where successful development of paths around the farm, now managed under Land Management Contract, links to the village, other woodland and paths.


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Integrating Access Case Study - Meigle Farm

This case study shows how problems with dogs have been overcome. At the same time, public access opportunities on the farm have been increased and improved through creation of an alternative path avoiding the hay field and creation of longer distance waymarked circular routes.

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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.


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Cattle and public access in Scotland - Advice for farmers, landowners and other livestock keepers

This sheet describes the major hazards to members of the public associated with keeping cattle, including bulls (uncastrated bovine animals of 10 months or over) and newly calved cows, where the public have access to land in Scotland. It suggests reasonably practicable ways of controlling those hazards for walkers. Land managers should also consider risks to other users of public access routes, such as horse riders and cyclists.

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Towards Responsible use: Influencing Recreational Behaviour in the Countryside

How do you encourage visitors to your site to behave differently? This is a question many site managers will have to ponder over when faced with unacceptable impacts by visitors, whether intentional or unintentional. This guide shows how to influence visitors' behaviour in the countryside and reduce their impact whilst encouraging a more responsible attitude. It shows both how to assess and tackle problems. 16 pages (Published 2004)

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Communication, not conflict: using communication to encourage considerate shared recreational use of the outdoors

This guide describes how communication techniques can be used to prevent or solve conflicts between groups of people using the outdoors for different recreational pursuits. It has been produced to assist people, such as rangers and land managers, to develop communication projects suited to their particular situation. The publication has been produced for Scottish Natural Heritage and sportscotland, based on the work of James Carter. 27 pages (Published 2004).

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Management for People

A publication for site managers operating in the countryside, this A4 ring binder contains helpful hints and illustrative case studies. This is a practical guide that will serve managers well with its systematic planning approach. This publication is available to download in pdf format but is also available to buy in a colourful ring binder format The loose-leaf format is intended to allow for future additions and revisions.

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Visitor Monitoring Manual

This Manual replaces the Visitor Monitoring Training Manual published by SNH in 1993. It is built on sound practical experience of undertaking monitoring programmes, good practice from around the UK and recent research on visitor monitoring.


Enjoy Scotland's Outdoors (A4 version)

This leaflet gives a short general summary of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.