Right To Roam: Scotland

Another interesting Patagonia short film, jump in the van with Marie-France Roy and Alex Yoder as they weave their way through Scotland, exploring how personal accountability allows for universal land access and the old farm shelters that support mountain folks to rove freely.

Scottish Land Access Rights:

Under Part 1 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 there is a right of responsible non-motorised access, for recreational and other purposes, to land and inland water throughout Scotland with few exceptions. The Scottish Outdoor Access Codesets out where access rights apply and what you can do within access rights. It also describes where you cannot go in exercising access rights, such as fields of crops or the gardens of houses.

The right of access only applies if it is exercised responsibly, and the Code provides information on what is responsible behaviour in relation to a variety of circumstances, and the kind of land management activities which you should make sure not to interfere with.

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