Outdoor Access Code

Scotland’s outdoors provides great opportunities for recreation and education, with the added benefits of enjoyment, health and well-being.

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 ensures everyone has access rights to most of Scotland’s outdoors, providing they behave responsibly and respectfully.

The Scottish Outdoor Access Code provides a practical guide to these responsibilities.

The Code is based on three key principles:

• Respect the interests of other people - always act wtih courtesy, consideration and awareness.

• Care for the environment - look after the places you visit and leave the land as you find it.

• Take responsibility for your own actions - act safely and with care at all times.

To find out more, please visit the Scottish Outdoor Access Code website.