Support our work upholding public access in Scotland

Support our work upholding public access in Scotland

Support our work upholding public access in Scotland

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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Heritage Path for April 2024: Boston Cottage Drove Road

Heritage Path for April 2024: Boston Cottage Drove Road

Heritage Path of the Month. Boston Cottage Drove Road is our Heritage Path of the Month for April 2024, click here to view the details More about the Boston Cottage Drove Road From NS994524 (2km south of Auchengray) go east by Kings Inn Terrace and along the farm road...

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SOAC gives no right of access to land.

SOAC gives no right of access to land.

There’s an increasing trend where people tell you that you have a right of access to land under the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (SOAC), but it’s not true and never has been.  Contrary to what you may read in the press, social media and on some signs, the SOAC...

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Heritage Path for March 2024: Herring Road

Heritage Path for March 2024: Herring Road

Heritage Path of the Month. Herring Road is our Heritage Path of the Month for March 2024, click here to view the details More about the Herring Road. From Halls (NT653727), head SSE in the direction of Hartside where a signposted track heads east for 300m before...

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