Scottish Land & Estates has responded to claims made of widespread disagreements between landowners and those wishing to take access in Scotland's outdoors.
“It is never appropriate for anyone to behave in an aggressive manner, but as far as we are aware there are very few disagreements between landowners and those wishing to take access in Scotland’s outdoors. Very occasionally heated exchanges can take place, this is more often than not triggered by a disturbance to a land management activity that in all probability a walker was not aware was happening. We continue to promote to landowners the importance of using effective signage and communicating via websites and notice boards to keep the public and communities informed and if necessary to have a friendly chat with anyone that might be about to disturb an activity. It is important when the public are out and about in the countryside that they take account of other activity going on around them.”