Tag Archives: Access

National Parks in South Africa – a Scotsman’s perspective

Just under four years ago, I posted on this blog about National Parks in Australia and Scotland. My trip to South Africa on research leave and a short trip within my bigger trip has opened up the possibility of another … Continue reading

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Access to land and the end of the #indycamp at Holyrood

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Deuteronomy 4.2 The #indycamp is no more. … Continue reading

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Access to land, freedom of expression, and freedom of assembly: the endgame for the #indycamp

The #indycamp at Holyrood is on borrowed time. That much is clear, now that the Court of Session judgment of Lord Turnbull has been published. (See also the BBC News report here.) I think it would be fair to say … Continue reading

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Gotta catch ’em all, but what about the law? Access to land and #PokemonGO

Originally posted on Aberdeenunilaw:
This post is by Malcolm Combe Amidst all that is going on in the world just now, I bet you a Jigglypuff you will have heard someone talking about Pokémon. You might not exactly know what…

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Access to land and access to justice: the #indycamp at the Court of Session (and still at Holyrood, for now)

On 5 May 2016 Lord Turnbull issued his Opinion in the petition of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body against “The Sovereign Indigenous Peoples of Scotland” and a Mr Arthur McManus Gemmell. The petitioner owns the Scottish Parliament’s real estate in Edinburgh. … Continue reading

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This Is Our Country. Let’s Walk It.

Rights of access to the outdoors are a big deal. To deny access to the outdoors could exclude sections of society from natural heritage and open air recreation, together with all the (difficult to measure) benefits that flow from that. … Continue reading

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Access rights: can a landowner charge for a walk in the park?

This blog is an initial reaction to a story in The Herald, The Scotsman and the BBC about the Duke of Buccleuch’s plans to regulate access to Dalkeith Country Park. The BBC story says nothing about Scotland’s modern access laws, … Continue reading

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