Scottish Land & Estates have today (20 December) responded to the Scottish Government’s proposed amendment to Part 1 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 which will enable the temporary closure of core paths for events and other such activities.
Scottish Land & Estates believes this change to the access legislation is sensible and pragmatic. It will enable core path routes that are used from time to time for specific events and activities to be closed for that purpose. As the legislation currently stands it is not possible to close core paths.
Scottish Land & Estates are therefore supportive of the amendment, putting forward only a minor amendment to the proposed clause which would simplify the process of approval from Scottish Ministers for closures in excess of 5 days.
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