Residents, walking groups and local politicians have urged a Clackmannanshire estate manager to “immediately” reopen a popular path that has been sealed off.
A Scottish Government agency has delayed plans to re-open a famous and popular footpath in Edinburgh, prompting angry denunciations from walkers and climbers.
A Highland sporting estate owned by the billionaire family of Kate Middleton’s sister has been urged to stop deterring access at Glen Affric's famous loch.
Scottish Government agency under attack after seeming to encourage people to “enjoy walks” along a famous footpath in Edinburgh long closed to the public.
Network Rail spent more than £30,000 on plans to fence off a popular Highland level crossing, despite widespread opposition.
Landholders have allegedly blocked or deterred public access to Scotland’s paths more than 1,000 times in recent years according to data logged by local authorities.
The closure of one of Edinburgh’s most famous footpaths is to be reviewed following pressure from access and conservation groups.
Landowners have been urged to remove locked gates and a fence on paths at Loch Na Bo Estate, near Lhanbryde, by Moray Council and others. The Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society (ScotWays) and walking charity, Ramblers Scotland, said the estate had “ignored” its duty to ensure access rights.
The former leader of Highland Council has accused a wealthy landowner of breaching outdoor access legislation by locking gates on walking routes, used for generations.