In Scotland, members of the public have been able to enjoy access rights and rights of way over land for many years; rights that over time have been developed under common law, but most significantly in recent times under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, which has been in force for over 12 years. The 2003 Act was intended to strike a balance between landowners' privacy and public access rights. So how has this worked in practice? 

Read more in our briefing paper below. 

 

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