We Are Scotways
Founded in 1845, ScotWays (The Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society) is the independent charity which upholds and promotes public access rights in Scotland. We are widely recognised as experts in the law and practice of access and advise on access problems, provide information and training, and maintain a vast database about routes in Scotland. You can see our recognisable green and white signs on routes across Scotland.
We are home to the Heritage Paths Project a unique archive of Scotland’s old paths and roads. We record hundreds of old routes from Roman Roads to Pilgrim Paths. Why not have a look?
Explore our website and find out more about public access to the outdoors in Scotland, how it developed, the Society’s history and what you can do to support us. Of course, the best thing you can do is join us!
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Monday 23 January 2023 marks 20 years since the passing of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The Act made radical changes to outdoor access, putting on a statutory basis the right of access to be on, above or below most land and on inland water in Scotland....
Heritage Path of the month The Minigaig is our Heritage Path of the month for January 2023, click here to view the details More about The Minigaig From Blair Atholl go up the east side of the River Tilt to the Old Bridge of Tilt, then cross the river towards Old...
On 20 December 2022 the Inner House of the Court of Session announced its decision on an appeal that attempted to overturn a rebuffed petition for a judicial review of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Core Path Plan review concerning proposed new core...