Horse access is the main issue in this forthcoming court case under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

Tuley v Highland Council Dingwall Sheriff Court, Ref B201/05

This case is an appeal by the landowner against a notice under Section 14 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The notice by Highland Council required him to remove barriers which prevented access by horse riders. The landowner claims that the routes that have been barred to horse riders are only suitable for pedestrians, and use by horses would be irresponsible and contrary to the interests of pedestrian users.

The case has now been set down for hearing on 29th August in the Dingwall Sheriff Court. However, it is likely to take several days, and further dates will have to be allocated.