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A Brief Guide to Laws relevant to Outdoor Access in Scotland


This guide provides a brief summary of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, and the subsequent Orders. This is kept very brief, since other recent guidance has provided full coverage of this Act. It also details the various relevant statutory powers which are available for use by local authorities. Finally this guide deals with a range of other laws which may have relevance to public access. (2007)



A Brief Guide to Occupiers' Legal Liabilities in Scotland 


This booklet aims to provide a brief introductory outline on occupiers' liability in law in Scotland, in relation to public outdoor access. It is based upon studies carried out for Scottish Natural Heritage by the University of Aberdeen School of Legal Studies. The first of these studies was in 1996, and a recent second study considered further legal judgements in relevant cases up to 2004. (2005)

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