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The Scottish Outdoor Access Code Respect the interests of other people Care for the environment Take responsibility for your own actions Don’t alarm others Keep a sensible distance from people working and listen to advice Stay to the path Leave gates as you find them Don’t destroy or … Duty of local authority to uphold access rights. Power to exempt particular land from access rights. It also describes where you cannot go in exercising access rights, such as fields of crops or the gardens of houses. outdoors comes with responsibilities, which are fully explained in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (the Code). 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Scottish Outdoor Access Code Know the code before you go … Enjoy Scotland’s outdoors – responsibly! You can make sure you do so by following this simple guide. Latest guidance for the public and land managers. d�°��o�I3��.�)�l�A��Q�G㎖�O*c� the parts of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code that are most relevant to canoeing and explains how you can best enjoy your statutory rights of access by paddling responsibly. Key sections. To ensure that routes included in the Core Paths Plan are adequately signposted and way marked. SCOTTISH OUTDOOR mountain bikers. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code advises the public to be aware of potentially dangerous farm animals, to keep a safe distance if passing through an area with livestock and to consider using an alternative route. 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The Scottish Outdoor Access Code provides detailed guidance on the exercise of the ancient tradition of universal access to land in Scotland, which was formally codified by the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003.Under Scots law everyone has the right to be on most land and inland water for recreation, education and going from place to place providing they act responsibly. <> If you’re planning a budget trip, or simply want to get remote on your next outing, look no further than Scotland. <>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 841.92 595.44] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> Scottish Outdoor Access Code, 2005. the Scottish Outdoor Access Code Under the Act land covered by access rights, including paths, is available to all responsible non-motorised use including a vehicle or vessel which has been constructed or adapted for use by a person who has a disability. Radio ad - Pick up after your dog in the countryside. Dog waste also spreads diseases, especially if the dogs haven’t been regularly wormed. 0000029722 00000 n Your access rights extend to most land and inland water in Scotland. 0000057037 00000 n 0000048492 00000 n Radio ad - Pick up after your dog in the park. zӘ��Y��_FY�G}�6��4������m�:�nӘS��ϙp�,P}�g5�v W��7e$���>fB���� UY. the essential features of the reform; excluded land; the Scottish Outdoor Access Code; the European Convention on Human Rights; the English law approach; and concluding observations. 2. Outdoor Access in Scotland In Scotland walkers, cyclists, horseriders and canoeists now enjoy perhaps the best arrangements for public access in Europe. Radio ad - Sheep worrying. In Scotland, where there is a more general right of access, Scottish Natural Heritage developed The Scottish Outdoor Access Code, which was approved in draft form by the Scottish Parliament in July 2003 following the passing of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act of the same year, and was accepted in February 2005. The most important change since the Act is the removal of any segregation between different user groups. The Code advises people not to take dogs into fields where there are young animals present. However, access rights must be exercised responsibly, and guidance on your responsibilities is laid out in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, under the following three principles: Take responsibility for your own actions. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 0000053717 00000 n 0000056271 00000 n PDF, 2.13MB, 4 pages. 0000061703 00000 n 2.2 East Ayrshire Council has been consulted by Scottish Natural Heritage on the proposed Scottish Outdoor Access Code. ?%������-R��H�Y���E2a�JYؗ��&�^���J��9��� �[���?���n;p1(ԹOΫ�G6���-����vʺ�;�c�C�*oB���U#젅�������g���8�۔��rL���8�n�A ��0@(ш�C䡒���am�l��x$٤ՌY 0000001876 00000 n Scotland has a unique system of statutory rights of responsible access to land and water. 0000030124 00000 n It sets out the rights and responsibilities of land users, owners and managers in the context of access to land and inland waters for recreational or educational use. Byelaws in relation to land over which access rights are exercisable. ��{������:c&x����_0䟽w�H��p=��g�l��1v��8O����< This is explained and augmented by the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, a document drafted by Scottish Natural Heritage and approved by the Scottish Parliament. the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (the Code). Planning and outline building guidelines for the construction of low-impact trails 19 6. • Park with consideration for others and avoid blocking roads, driveways and access for other vehicles – read more about parking and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. co��P�ְM-a0Z精�m-����k�D�M2���:^��x{��4yyH".��_"~���2!55 '-�Q�[�Ʌ� �Q[$7�'����_#�A1�S�g�Ic�q� ʢ:�[#sz�qp����n���jPPv���rt�\�{�H��zv��/@���������3�m.U���U�s��;7+2 0000065942 00000 n 0000054377 00000 n 0000002206 00000 n Contact your local outdoor access officer or find out more about your access rights and responsibilities on our website. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code differs significantly from The Country Code in that it promotes access rights that include crossing over land and non-motorised recreational activities like walking, cycling, angling and horse riding, and will normally apply in all rural settings. The three main principles of the Code are to: take responsibility for your own actions; respect the interests of other people; and care for the environment. Know the Code before you go. Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Lease private land by the day, week, or season for outdoor recreation. 11. There are particular aspects of the Peffery Way that are sensitive due to landowner/livestock grazing issues and we would request that all users take extra care when accessing these areas. Your access rights and responsibilities are explained fully in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 0000050513 00000 n Everyone has the right to be on most land and inland water providing they act responsibly. 0000152111 00000 n �Wd������>۟>䍦ŋF�����#��CR����x��F�ߑ��Z�l��Қ�Gg�x��_��U��6��iž��9*CEs6�o�8��������C�F� 7 Introduction 2.1 The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 establishes access rights and these must be exercised responsibly. These are all endorsed with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code logo. - Scottish Outdoor Access Code . You need to: • Respect access rights– Access rights extend to most of Scotland so don’t unreasonably obstruct people on your land or water. 3.2 Scottish Natural Heritage must now … SCOTTISH OUTDOOR ACCESS CODE Know the Code before you go... Everyone has the right to be on most land and inland water providing they act responsibly. 0000052652 00000 n If you do wish to light an open fire, keep it small, under control, and supervised - fires that get out of control can cause major damage, for which you might be liable. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code provides detailed guidance on the exercise of the ancient tradition of universal access to land in Scotland, which was formally codified under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. the Draft Scottish Outdoor Access Code in terms of the contents of Sections 5 and 6 of this report and that (iii) seeks guidance from the Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department to assist the Council in dealing with the right of way issues identified in Sections 5 and 6 of this report. 12. and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code explains how access rights should be exercised in a responsible manner. The Scottish Outdoor Access Codesets out the rights and responsibilities of people exercising access rights under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, whether they are climbing mountains or watching wildlife. The 3 key principles of the Code are: • take responsibility for your own actions • respect the interests of other people • care for the environment This guide expresses the key points within the Code relevant to mountain biking. Everyone has the right to be on most land and inland water providing they act responsibly. 3.2 Scottish Natural Heritage must now … 0000072218 00000 n 0000072181 00000 n endobj Summary leaflet describing the Scottish Outdoor Access Code; 628kB ; A 135 page booklet describing the Scottish Outcode Access Code; 886kB ; Adobe PDF To view these files you need to have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software on your computer. 0000063344 00000 n 0000004953 00000 n Countryside code - full version PDF to download. 0000198576 00000 n )a��\��i*6��w��wU��I>y���s�S��\ЄI�3��s Promoting Outdoor Access Next Steps: Proposal 10. 0000003583 00000 n Scottish Outdoor Access Code). 0000022187 00000 n Laws relevant to Outdoor Access in Scotland’: www.snh.org.uk Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code Under the Act land covered by access rights, including paths, is available to all responsible non-motorised use including a vehicle or vessel which has been constructed or adapted for use by a person who has a disability. and responsibilities are explained in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 0000009349 00000 n Relevant contact details can be found at www.outdooraccess-scotland.com. 0000191933 00000 n everyone has the right to be on most land and inland water providing they act responsibly. Seasonal camping restrictions and byelaws. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code (SOAC) is provided for by the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The Peffery Way falls under the Scottish Outdoor Access Code which entitles the public to use the land for various pastimes. Liability, risk assessment and insurance 15 5. 0000048400 00000 n 0000048331 00000 n The Scottish Outdoor Access Code provides information and . The job of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code is to provide a detailed reference on access rights and responsibilities. Scottish access rights, the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and other sources of information 5 3. 0000052077 00000 n There aren’t many places in the world left like that, especially ones that are clean, safe, and exceptionally beautiful. Power to exempt particular land from access rights . DISCUSSION 3.1 In January 2003 the Land Reform Act (Scotland) was passed and received Royal Assent in February. Case studies 31 Glossary of terms 45 CONTENTS III. Everyone has the right to be on most land and water for recreation, education and for going from place to place providing they act responsibly. 1. 0000009008 00000 n in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 0000050813 00000 n Your access rights and responsibilities are explained fully in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. With access rights come responsibilities for both users and land managers that are detailed in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.We encourage all our members to become familiar with the code before they head out to … SCOTTISH OUTDOOR ACCESS CODE Know the Code before you go … Enjoy Scotland’s outdoors – responsibly! 0000013490 00000 n SCOTTISH OUTDOOR ACCESS CODE Know the Code before you go … Enjoy Scotland’s outdoors – responsibly! 0000020680 00000 n Our system is very different to the one in England and Wales, and is more like those in the Scandinavian countries. The job of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code is to provide a detailed reference on access rights and responsibilities. The Act and the Code; Resources; Contacts; Resources. 0000009187 00000 n SCottISh outDoor aCCeSS CoDe Know the Code before you go … enjoy Scotland’s outdoors – responsibly! The Scottish Outdoor Access Code advises the public to be aware of potentially dangerous farm animals, to keep a safe distance if passing through an area with livestock and to consider using an alternative route. In some locations, burying is not advised. stream 0000052357 00000 n ?��S�K��yR�H�A��~J���2��KN0����s�0 The Scottish Outdoor Access Code. everyone has the right to be on most land and inland water providing they act responsibly. 0000064606 00000 n SPARC Campaign - Your Dog - … Clackmannanshire and Stirling Environment Trust . In Your Area Community Events Details of our latest community events. 10 The Scottish Outdoor Access Code CHAPTER 4 REGULATION AND PROTECTION OF ACCESS RIGHTS 11 Power to exempt particular land from access rights 12 Byelaws in relation to land over which access rights are exercisable. These access rights . Your access rights and responsibilities are explained fully in the Scottish outdoor access Code. Visit … 0000038930 00000 n %PDF-1.5 0000064643 00000 n 0000022646 00000 n Coronavirus . K(ɉi�"dN�(]}��_v�E�B����-��ck-6��Ʉ��)��&|'��=����+�\���I���MFm�1�P��3�a��H�d��w�L�2J�c�.��M�f The Scottish Outdoor Access Code (SOAC) is provided for by the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The Scottish Government agency, Scottish National Heritage, has set up the excellent Outdoor Access Scotland Website This gives detailed advice for everyone involved in Outdoor Access, whether as countryside users, recreation managers, or land managers. endobj Climbing. 0000017387 00000 n ACCESS CODE Know the Code before you go... Everyone has the right to be on most land and inland water providing they act responsibly. The right of access only applies if it is exercised responsibly, and the Code sets out what counts as responsible beh… 0000050788 00000 n Water Usage Calculator Check the quality of your water In Your Area. Under Scots law everyone has the right to be on most land and inland water for recreation, education and going from place to place providing they act responsibly. 0000067242 00000 n The Scottish Outdoor Access Code sets out where access rights apply and what can be done within access rights. Where to get help Local authorities and national park authorities have powers to help manage access rights. 14. the Draft Scottish Outdoor Access Code in terms of the contents of Sections 5 and 6 of this report and that (iii) seeks guidance from the Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department to assist the Council in dealing with the right of way issues identified in Sections 5 and 6 of this report. Advice on camping and dog walking are just a couple of the topics it covers. Scottish Outdoor Access Code - for visitors and land managers The Code provides a practical guide to help everyone make informed decisions about exploring Scotland’s great outdoors in a safe and responsible way. In some cases, the land manager is also the landowner. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code explains access rights and responsibilities in more detail. Access with vehicles built or adapted for people with disabilities Dog walking. %���� . The full version of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code can be obtained from the Scottish Natural Heritage Publications Department on 01738 458 545, or pubs@snh.gov.uk or at: www.outdooraccess-scotland.com. 0000030552 00000 n w�#��Dz�O�0c6}ʨL�l�z��ϸ�#'���}Ɖ'p�|t}�8�n:�=fL�߁/ Change section. Camping. 0000054025 00000 n It includes advice on an activity by activity basis, and makes available as a pdf file the 136 page Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 3. That’s right friends: wild camping is free and LEGAL in Scotland. If you're a land manager, you also have your own rights and responsibilities to make sure people can enjoy the outdoors safely. Leaflet - Scottish Outdoor Access Code leaflet for dog owners. 0000051219 00000 n Deer stalking information for hill walkers. 0000051783 00000 n 0000009491 00000 n 0000059352 00000 n The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 established a statutory framework of public access rights to most land and inland water. 0000025907 00000 n 0000021834 00000 n 0000004127 00000 n It also describes where access rights don’t apply, such as fields of crops or the gardens of houses. guidance for users and land managers about statutory access rights and responsibilities – specifically how to exercise access rights responsibly and how to manage land and water responsibly for access. 0000002305 00000 n %PDF-1.5 %���� Everyone has the right to be on most land and inland water providing they act responsibly. Outdoor access Heading for the Scottish Hills - Table Area 8 - Southern Uplands. 0000191100 00000 n Cultivated fields must be avoided as they are growing food stuffs often for human consumption. This part of the Code summarises where and when you can exercise these rights and for what purposes, and lists those areas where, and activities to which, access rights do not apply. The Access Code says: Wherever possible, use a stove rather than light an open fire. 0000004238 00000 n Your access rights and responsibilities are explained fully in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Heading for the Scottish hills. SCottISh outDoor aCCeSS CoDe Know the Code before you go … enjoy Scotland’s outdoors – responsibly! Know the Code before you go If you’re a farmer, landowner or someone else managing the outdoors, you need to think about the needs of people enjoying the outdoors. 0000065905 00000 n Please make sure you plan The Code sets out the simple steps you must take to look after the environment and respect the needs of others working the land or enjoying the outdoors. 0000150811 00000 n Part 1 of the Act sets out a right of responsible non-motorised access for recreational and other purposes, to land and inland water throughout Scotland, with a few exceptions. With the Act and Code now in place, Scotland has a framework for access that is amongst the best in Europe, and a vital part of that framework is a much greater emphasis on helping people to understand their rights and responsibilities. • Familiarise yourself with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and the rights and responsibilities that exist for the public and for land managers. the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (Code) by respecting the interests of other people, caring for the environment and being responsible for your own actions. 0000051504 00000 n It sets out the rights and responsibilities of land users, owners and managers in the context of access to land and inland waters for recreational or educational use. These are all endorsed with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code logo. land managers are explained in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code which sets out where access rights apply and what you can do within access rights. 13. Models for engagement and managing trails 7 4. 0000034558 00000 n Chapter 5 Local authority functions: access and other rights. 0000110167 00000 n Scottish Outdoor Access Code For more information or if you‘re having access problems, please get in touch with your local authority or national park authority. Where to get help Local authorities and national park authorities have powers to help manage access rights. |u�-o� �\�;׀:�v�!0�;���.��oΰ�����o&���s���K�5�����$49�%�h!��>�x����zLk��uc,z,]�`[����;����v�y����0���YPS� 2�u Radio ad - Control your dog near farm animals. 0000004386 00000 n 14 0 obj <> endobj xref 14 79 0000000016 00000 n D. Future drivers 20. Byelaws restrict camping in some areas. 0000200456 00000 n The Code advises people not to take dogs into fields where there are young animals present. 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