Rights of Way
Rights of way have been in existence since time immemorial. They are created by people using the same route for a number of years without challenge. Traditionally rights of way law has been formed in the courts so there is much more case law about them than statutory legislation.
- A local landowner has fenced off a path that is well used by local people, and has put up a sign saying No trespassers’. What can I do about it?
- Can I ride my motorbike on a right of way or take it off road?
- Development Proposals and Outdoor Access
- Do public rights of way exist in Scotland?
- Horse riders are using a local path and churning it up so that it is difficult for walkers to use. What can be done?
- How does a route become a right of way?
- Is there any need for rights of way, now that there is freedom of access?
- Is there any record of rights of way in Scotland?
- My neighbour says he has a right to go along the path at the back of my house. Could this be a public right of way?
- Private Signs, Private Roads, Public Roads, What’s the difference?
- Rights of access to land
- Snares and traps in the Countryside
- There is a path close to my house which local people say is a right of way. Can I divert the route so as to protect my privacy?
- There is a proposal for a windfarm development that will be close to a well-used right of way. What can be done?
- Where can I cycle?
- Where Can I Ride or Drive my Horse?
- Who’s responsible for path maintenance?