Billionaire lairds, sporting estates and Conservative Party donors in receipt of millions of pounds of public grants are among the owners of businesses which broke the rules around rural subsidies.
The five-year closure of the Radical Road on Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh has been condemned as “nonsensical” and “bizarre” by leading safety experts.
A study has found the rush to buy land for green projects could deepen leave communities behind days after the government delayed its land reform bill.
Ownership of Scotland's forests is becoming increasingly dominated by wealthy estates, investors and absentee owners who live outwith Scotland, says a new study.
Residents, walking groups and local politicians have urged a Clackmannanshire estate manager to “immediately” reopen a popular path that has been sealed off.
The “world’s biggest” explosive plant, an ammunition store, and sprawling opencast coal mines make up Scotland’s largest derelict plots of land.
Ministers must force public bodies to ditch land access restrictions and fees as high as £700, say running events organisers.
Outdoor events popular for decades in the Pentland Hills have been cancelled this year due to new restrictions and price demands from land managers.
A Scottish Government agency has delayed plans to re-open a famous and popular footpath in Edinburgh, prompting angry denunciations from walkers and climbers.