Legislation 1960-1969

Here is the legislation that Ken is aware of that affects outdoor access. If you spot something that is missing let ScotWays know.

Countryside (Scotland) Act 1967 #

The Countryside (Scotland) Act 1967 created the august organisation of the Countryside Commission for Scotland, the never used access to open country regulations and power to create long-distance routes and public paths. It confirmed the duty of the local planning authorities, local councils to protect rights of way first created in 1894. It also includes powers to signpost, maintain and authorise the installation of stiles on public rights of way.

It shall be the duty of a local planning authority to assert, protect and keep open and free from obstruction or encroachment any public right of way which is wholly or partly within their area, and they may for these purposes institute and defend legal proceedings and generally take such steps as they may deem expedient.

Countryside (Scotland) Act 1967 Section 46(1)

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