Keeping You Informed We’ll keep you informed when our work affects you. Just as a reminder though, the Scottish right to roam is found in Part 1 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. Scottish Outdoor Access Code. <>>> Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 0000152111 00000 n SCOTTISH OUTDOOR ACCESS CODE Know the Code before you go … Enjoy Scotland’s outdoors – responsibly! %PDF-1.5 %���� and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code explains how access rights should be exercised in a responsible manner. Key sections. Registered charity numbers: 306101 (England and Wales) and SC038437 (Scotland The Scottish Outdoor Access Code Respect the interests of other people Care … The most important change since the Act is the removal of any segregation between different user groups. Scottish Outdoor Access Code). Contact your local outdoor access officer or find out more about your access rights and responsibilities on our website. zӘ��Y��_FY�G}�6��4������m�:�nӘS��ϙp�,P}�g5�v W��7e$���>fB���� UY. 3. 0000025907 00000 n 0000067205 00000 n 0000004127 00000 n DISCUSSION 3.1 In January 2003 the Land Reform Act (Scotland) was passed and received Royal Assent in February. 0000063307 00000 n stream 12. 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. • Familiarise yourself with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and the rights and responsibilities that exist for the public and for land managers. 0000022646 00000 n Leaflet - Scottish Outdoor Access Code leaflet for dog owners. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 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. 0000072218 00000 n 2.2 East Ayrshire Council has been consulted by Scottish Natural Heritage on the proposed Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 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. the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (the Code). ��? Everyone has the right to be on most land and inland water providing they act responsibly. The job of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code is to provide a detailed reference on access rights and responsibilities. If you plan on visiting Scotland's outdoors, there are certain rights and responsibilities you have. 0000063344 00000 n 1 0 obj Chapter 4 Regulation and protection of access rights. 0000044063 00000 n Duty of local authority to uphold access rights. 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. 0000048400 00000 n 0000062044 00000 n Byelaws in relation to land over which access rights are exercisable. Models for engagement and managing trails 7 4. 0000198576 00000 n 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. 0000064606 00000 n . - Scottish Outdoor Access Code . Cycling on paths and off-road, including mountain biking Disabled access. These are all endorsed with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code logo. Breadcrumb navigation. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Latest guidance for the public and land managers. 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. • Take responsibility for your own actions • Respect the interests of other people • Care for the environment Find out more by visiting: www.outdooraccess-scotland.com or phone your local Scottish Natural Heritage Office. The need to promote responsible use of the countryside and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code through awareness raising, advice and education. 0000155296 00000 n Everyone has the right to be on most land and inland water providing they act responsibly. 0000054377 00000 n 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. This is explained and augmented by the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, a document drafted by Scottish Natural Heritage and approved by the Scottish Parliament. 11. You can make sure you do so by following this simple guide. 14 0 obj <> endobj xref 14 79 0000000016 00000 n #KnowTheCode with Young Scot. 0000051219 00000 n |u�-o� �\�;׀:�v�!0�;���.��oΰ�����o&���s���K�5�����$49�%�h!��>�x����zLk��uc,z,]�`[����;����v�y����0���YPS� 2�u 0000050231 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. Young People. Conduct excluded from access rights. Camping. Climbing. 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. 0000004386 00000 n 0000059748 00000 n Countryside code - full version PDF to download. SPARC Campaign - Your Dog - … SCottISh outDoor aCCeSS CoDe Know the Code before you go … enjoy Scotland’s outdoors – responsibly! SCOTTISH OUTDOOR ACCESS CODE Know the Code before you go … Enjoy Scotland’s outdoors – responsibly! Contact your local outdoor access officer or find out more about your access rights and responsibilities on our website. 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. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code (SOAC) provides guidance on the responsibilities of the public and landowners in taking and providing for access. 2 0 obj In some locations, burying is not advised. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code (SOAC) is provided for by the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. and responsibilities are explained in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 0000068542 00000 n 2.2 East Ayrshire Council has been consulted by Scottish Natural Heritage on the proposed Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Outdoor Access in Scotland In Scotland walkers, cyclists, horseriders and canoeists now enjoy perhaps the best arrangements for public access in Europe. 0000048492 00000 n 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. Radio ad - Control your dog near farm animals. It also describes where access rights don’t apply, such as fields of crops or the gardens of houses. %���� Scottish Outdoor Access Code Know the code before you go … Enjoy Scotland’s outdoors – responsibly! 0000004238 00000 n You can think of this as an outdoors equivalent to the "Highway Code". everyone has the right to be on most land and inland water providing they act responsibly. 0000056271 00000 n 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 Code advises people not to take dogs into fields where there are young animals present. 0000022187 00000 n The rights exist only if they are exercised responsibly, as specified in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 1. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code (SOAC) is provided for by the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. Scottish Outdoor Access Code. ��{������:c&x����_0䟽w�H��p=��g�l��1v��8O����< The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 established a statutory framework of public access rights to most land and inland water. Your access rights and responsibilities are explained fully in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 0000056617 00000 n The code also sets out what duties are conferred on land managers regarding responsible stewardship of their land, in recognition of these rights. 0000029722 00000 n Byelaws restrict camping in some areas. 13. d�°��o�I3��.�)�l�A��Q�G㎖�O*c� Scottish Outdoor Access Code - Part 4 Managing land and water responsibly for access pdf, 525.24kB Scottish Outdoor Access Code - Part 5 Practical guide to access rights and responsibilities 0000041578 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. A guide to responsible horse riding in North Ayrshire. endobj 0000052357 00000 n 0000054025 00000 n 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. the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (the Code). 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. 0000030552 00000 n 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 7 Introduction 2.1 The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 establishes access rights and these must be exercised responsibly. 0000061703 00000 n 0000004351 00000 n 0000002305 00000 n That’s right friends: wild camping is free and LEGAL in Scotland. 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Statutory rights of access over most land and water were established under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, securing traditional rights and freedoms, and enabling new path networks to be developed. 0000009008 00000 n Radio ad - Pick up after your dog in the countryside. ?��S�K��yR�H�A��~J���2��KN0����s�0 0000050813 00000 n trailer <<7C24AB1FC6484BE4A0B47516705476B5>]/Prev 367969>> startxref 0 %%EOF 92 0 obj <>stream 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. 0000017387 00000 n Enter your post code to find out more about water quality in your area. 0000065942 00000 n Radio ad - Pick up after your dog in the park. The job of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code is to provide a detailed reference on access rights and responsibilities. Information sheet for dog owners and those thinking of getting a dog. In some cases, the land manager is also the landowner. Liability, risk assessment and insurance 15 5. Planning and outline building guidelines for the construction of low-impact trails 19 6. 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 … 0000057037 00000 n Chapter 3 The Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 0000068505 00000 n Coronavirus . It includes advice on an activity by activity basis, and makes available as a pdf file the 136 page Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Chapter 5 Local authority functions: access and other rights. 0000004953 00000 n You need to: • Respect access rights– Access rights extend to most of Scotland so don’t unreasonably obstruct people on your land or water. 0000009187 00000 n 14. 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. 0000251874 00000 n 0000003583 00000 n Scottish Natural Heritage Scottish access rights • Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003: rights of responsible access to most land and inland water • Recreational, educational and commercial • Non-motorised activities • Scottish Outdoor Access Code - responsible behaviour by the public and land managers Your access rights and responsibilities are explained fully in the Scottish outdoor access Code. Last updated: 3 May 2018. ��t�Z� ��I�� Power to exempt particular land from access rights . The Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Water Usage Calculator Check the quality of your water In Your Area. 0000152148 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. 0000052652 00000 n The Scottish Outdoor Access Code provides information and . 0000009491 00000 n 0000110204 00000 n 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. 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. Respect the interests of other people. 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. Care for the environment. Dogs that aren’t kept under proper control are a real concern for land managers and visitors to the countryside. x��\Yo�8~7���Gi��y��������M�Cf����3�����[,�����A`�[,��b}u����������1y����x��������9|�������ů��O�LJ��śo���?������mr�r�\ݜ�]�� �9�͇�3��G�)m.Xr�x~F�{����go�$�#�����5��r~���3? PDF, 2.13MB, 4 pages. Clackmannanshire and Stirling Environment Trust . 0000191100 00000 n 0000002206 00000 n Rock climbing and breeding birds Cycling. Be a responsible camper - follow the Access Code tips on: access, using stoves instead of lighting open fires and what to do when you need the loo! 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. �c,^����S�J(�1E{�h;ǡ��P3���4=9����8R�c�'9\+gDc�) �b�7c�^&��/�f�)LnD��5$�S��B|��р��0����ҲI��+ � >X+�ĭ��%�u�%t_C�L�����I��c��x^.����1�[ �|�uN�r���nȝpB���3�rk^����wK�w*����E��P~ 4�F�*I��D+9�$ �� �j�S�$Ԇ�Y����ܪ~K�ɺ�LI�ϝВq��%[��%�luK�T�Jnu��:�Q ���π��W�*r�z|FJ� i$B7PZ둭�y��. Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park - From 1st March 2017, seasonal byelaws come into effect in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park which mean that camping in certain areas of the National Park is only permitted within campsites or with a camping permit. Lease private land by the day, week, or season for outdoor recreation. Scottish rules for public access to the outdoors in a moment. The Peffery Way falls under the Scottish Outdoor Access Code which entitles the public to use the land for various pastimes. 3.2 Scottish Natural Heritage must now … 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. 12. <>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 841.92 595.44] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> 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 For more information or if you‘re having access problems, please get in touch with your local authority or national park authority. 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. Dogs can worry and injure farm animals, disturb wildlife and can scare other people. Advice on camping and dog walking are just a couple of the topics it covers. 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