Frequently Asked Question


In terms of the rights of access/right to roam, what does 'behaving responsibly' mean?


In terms of the rights to access/right to roam, behaving responsibly means acting lawfully and reasonably and not causing unreasonable interference with the rights and interests of others. A new Scottish Outdoor Access Code is the reference point for guidance on responsibility, both for land managers and for those exercising the rights. Three basic principles underpin all the advice in the Code: respect the interests of other people, care for the environment, and take responsibility for your own actions.