Know the Code before you Go
Enjoy Scotland's Outdoors
Everyone has the right to be on most land and inland water for recreation, education and for going from place to place providing they act responsibly.
These access rights and responsibilities are explained in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
The key points are summarised below.
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS.
When you're in the outdoors
Take personal responsibility for your own actions and act safely
Respect people's privacy and peace of mind
Help land managers and others to work safely and effectively
Care for your environment and take litter home
Keep your dog under proper control
Take extra care if you're organising an event or running a business.
RESPECT THE INTERESTS OF OTHER PEOPLE
CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
If you're managing the outdoors
Respect access rights
Act reasonably when asking people to avoid land management operations
Work with your local authority and other bodies to help integrate access and land management
Respect rights of way and customary access