Guidance on Legislation 2000-2009

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These are not guidebooks about which path to follow or what hills to climb, these are books that cover the management and development of outdoor access.

Publications are grouped by subject area and then by decade.

Each entry follows the same layout and is organised thus:

Author, (Year of publication), Title, Publisher, followed by a paragraph about the book. This may be the advertising paragraph from the book cover or a short review.

Where possible a weblink is included, but some of the publications are not available online so you will need to use your favourite bookseller to get a copy. Some are no longer in print so you may need to go to a real bricks and mortar library to find a copy.

Jeremy Rowan-Robinson & Donna W McKenzie Skene (2000) Countryside Law in Scotland, T & T Clark ISBN 0 567 00538 0 #

Considerable attention is being focused on the way in which Scotland’s countryside is used and managed. Because of this, countryside law is of growing interest and importance.

This timely book deals with the principal aspects of the law:

  • agriculture, crofting, forestry, hunting, shooting and fishing
  • access to land and water, and the conflicts which can arise
  • control of development, regulation of the environment, protection of species and habitats, safeguarding archaeological sites and managing the coastal zone.

The contributors – academics and practising lawyers – outline the policy underlying the law, explain the law in straightforward but detailed terms and comment on its working.

Scottish Natural Heritage, (2005) A Brief Guide to Occupiers’ Legal Liabilities in Scotland in Relation to Public Outdoor Access, Scottish Natural Heritage #

This booklet aims to provide a brief introductory outline of occupiers’ liability in law in Scotland, in relation to public outdoor access. It is based on studies carried out for Scottish Natural Heritage by the University of Aberdeen School of Legal Studies, which considered legal judgements in relevant cases up to 2004, and has been updated to include cases up to 2016. This guidance draws out information from these cases that are relevant to land managers. Part One provides a brief introduction to the main statutory provisions. Part Two then looks at various case decisions which have interpreted and applied the law to actual case circumstances. Download available

Professor R Paisley, (2005) Access Rights and Rights of Ways: A guide to the law in Scotland and Rights of Way, ScotWays #

Superseded by the new 2018 book The ScotWays Guide to The Law of Access to Land in Scotland also published by ScotWays. Copies are available from our webshop.

Scottish Natural Heritage, (2007) A Brief Guide to Laws Relevant to Outdoor Access in Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage #

This booklet is intended to provide a quick-reference guide to the various legal powers and duties relevant for public outdoor access. it is not necessarily exhaustive, but it aims to bring together the main pieces of relevant legislation, and it aims to be useful particularly to access officers, rangers, local access forums and others dealing with outdoor access. Download available

Ann Faulds, Trudy Craggs, John Saunders (2008) Scottish Roads Law, Tottel Publishing ISBN 9781845927806. #

Scottish Roads Law is a unique source of reference which brings together the legislation and case law relevant to the operation of roads law. This practical guide offers incisive analysis of and guidance on roads issues that arise in development control or management such as road construction consent, road adoption, stopping up orders and traffic regulation orders.

The second edition includes major legislative and case law changes brought about in recent years. It includes a new section on Road Traffic Regulation Orders made under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. Coverage includes changes brought about by the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 to the environmental legislative framework, to the administration and management of road works as well as the creation of new Regional Transport Partnerships.

Professor William M Gordon and Scott Wortley, (2009) Scottish Land Law, W. Green #

The second edition of Scottish Land Law is a thoroughly updated and comprehensive account of Scots law relating to rights in and over land. New Edition Available.

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