Drumlean Access Case – Analysis for ScotWays

This is a blog (sign)post, to allow those who stravaig onto my blog to navigate to something I have written about the right of responsible access in terms of Part 1 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003.

I have written a note for ScotWays, which is a charity that seeks to protect public access to land in Scotland. My analysis of a recent important case where a national park authority successfully objected to a landowner’s attempt to restrict the right to roam is available online.

For additional context, I offer two photos. The first is of a gate which – as I understand it – is one of the two gates the landowner has been ordered to leave unlocked. The second is from above the enclosed land, looking south towards Loch Ard. Both photos were taken by me. Further context is also available in the judgment (PDF) published online by www.scotcourts.gov.uk, which (commendably) provides maps of the area as annexes to the Opinion of the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Kennels GateEnclosed land at Drumlean

About basedrones

Bachelor of Laws. Scots lawyer working at the University of Aberdeen. English law qualified. Took far too long to write this bio. Blogs on legal issues, with occasional veering into other purportedly intellectual stuff from time to time. Tweets about legal issues, education, law clinics, fitba, music, rogue cell division and not at all about politics at @MalcolmCombe.
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