Scottish Access Technical Information Network Sharing technical access information - to connect people and places
In Partnership With
SOAN logo
Home > A-Z > Access Legislation

Access Legislation

Links


A Brief Guide to Laws Relevant to Outdoor Access in Scotland (Scottish Natural Heritage)
Quick reference guidance to the various legal powers and duties relevant for public outdoor access in Scotland. The guide provides a brief summary of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, including subsequent Orders, various relevant statutory powers available for use by Local Authorities (some, but not all, of the powers are usable by National Park Authorities), and some other laws relevant to public access.

Comunities Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015
Communities Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015
The Community Empowerment Act will help to empower community bodies through the ownership of land and buildings, and by strengthening their voices in the decisions that matter to them.  It will also improve outcomes for communities by improving the process of community planning, ensuring that local service providers work together even more closely with communities to meet the needs of the people who use them.

Frequently Asked Questions about Statutory Access Rights in Scotland (Scottish Rights of Way Society)
Fourteen frequently asked questions about statutory access rights in Scotland.

Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (Legislation.Gov.Uk – The National Archives)
The 'Act' providing established statutory rights of responsible access, known as Scottish access rights to most land and inland water for outdoor recreation, crossing land and some educational and commercial purposes.

Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016
Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016
The updated 'Act' providing established statutory rights of responsible access, known as Scottish access rights to most land and inland water for outdoor recreation, crossing land and some educational and commercial purposes.


© 2019 - SATIN