Tags - Access

Get outside this National Walking Month

Blog Post

25 May 2021

In this blog, our Digital Communications Officer Calum Henderson discusses the benefits of getting outside. As well as highlighting some of the issues with careless access being taken in the...

Accessing the countryside safely during the Covid-19 pandemic


9 Apr 2020

Responding to the statement today (9 April 2020) by Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, on access rights during the Covid-19 pandemic, Sarah-Jane...

Public urged not to ride or hill walk in countryside


27 Mar 2020

People are being urged not to horse ride, mountain bike or hill walk in the countryside to avoid putting extra pressure on the emergency services.

Scottish Land & Estates, the rural business...

Safety exclusion zones for mobile masts

Blog Post

11 Feb 2020

Jeremy Moody is the Secretary & Adviser to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV). Here he discusses technical aspects of masts, as well as the information landowners should expect...

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code

Blog Post

7 Feb 2020

Fifteen years have passed since the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (SOAC) was published following implementation of Part 1 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act (2003) Act.

The 2003 Act provided Scotland...


HIH Case Study

11 Jul 2019

Ridelines was started in 2011 by Andy Weir. It was dreamt up as more of a lifestyle business to facilitate his love of mountain biking and to make a modest living for his family. Starting the business...

From wilderness to accessible community space

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2019

How volunteer power is unlocking the landscape and history of Cullen

Castle Hill offers a stunning panoramic view of Cullen Bay and, in the past, it was a place which was enjoyed by local families...

All abilities path at Jahama

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

Working in partnership with JAHAMA Highland Estates, Nevis Landscape Partnership identified the need for an all abilities path and bridge along Glen Nevis, at the foot of Ben Nevis, in Fort William.


Estate and Mountain Bikers working together for community benefit in Aberdeenshire.

HIH Case Study

7 Jul 2019

After the launch of the 'Unauthorised Trail Guidance' document in 2018 Glen Tanar Estate engaged with Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS) to discuss some of the issues they had encountered...

Atholl Estates Ranger Service

HIH Case Study

27 Jun 2019

Atholl Estates, in partnership with The Cairngorms National Park Authority, operates a ranger service throughout the estate to promote access, knowledge and enjoyment of the countryside. The ranger...

Celebrating national parks at 70

Blog Post

10 Apr 2019

Saturday 6 April marked the start of #DiscoverNationalParks - a two-week celebration across the UK with events and experiences to inspire all people of all ages and interests to get outdoors, explore...

Livestock Worrying - An Increasing Issue

Blog Post

26 Feb 2019

This week’s blog is by Inspector Alan Dron, National Rural Crime Coordinator with Police Scotland. 

Throughout Scotland, regardless of geographical location there is rarely a that day passes...