The University of Aberdeen’s May Festival runs from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 May.
As part of it, I am speaking at a free event on Saturday 26 May at 11:00.
This is a panel event, on the topic of access to land, with Dr Heather Morgan (a lecturer in Applied Health Sciences at the University of Aberdeen), Eleisha Fahy from ScotWays, Bob Reid (who was heavily involved with the introduction of “access rights” by the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003) and Brian Harrison from Sport Aberdeen.
I am hoping this event will bring a nice mix of law, policy, history and public health chat together. It will explain how Scotland’s access regime has come to pass, how it works, the opportunities and challenges associated with increased outdoor access, the benefits of getting out and about, and means to facilitate outdoor access. Regarding the latter, it will do so with reference to Aberdeen’s original, free-to-play, location-based, augmented reality game (available at Apple’s App Store here) and organised walking tours of Aberdeen.
If my public access to land chat is not your bag, no worries, but I do recommend you check out the full May Festival programme to see what else is of interest.