Scottish Outdoor Access Code
The Scottish Outdoor Access Code gives detailed guidance on the responsibilities
when exercising access rights and on those who manage land and inland water.
The key principles for responsible access are:
- Respect the interest of other people;
- Care for the environment; and
- Take responsibilities for your own action
complete code can be accessed here.
Using Inland Water Responsibly
The Paths For All Partnership is a national charity promoting walking for health
and the development of multi-use path networks.
It provides best practice advice and support to those involved in providing or taking
outdoor public access. It has recently published Using Inland Water Responsibly:
Guidance for All Water Users.
This guidance is intended to assist all water users to share inland water in Scotland
in such a way that the interests of all are considered and respected. The Guidance
aims to demonstrate how the different interests of water users can be responsibly,
proactively and positively integrated. It is hoped that commercial and educational
guides, coaches and instructors (canoeing, sailing, rafting etc), riparian owners,
fishing proprietors or their agents, fishing associations, ghillies etc, who regularly
use inland water (lochs, rivers, canals and reservoirs) with clients, will brief
them on the good practice guidelines in this document. It is also hoped that clubs
and individuals will follow this guidance.
The guidance may be found at: