04 November 1998
Scottish landowners concede right to roam
SCOTTISH landowners have called for the forthcoming Scottish Parliament to enshrine a right to roam across common land.
The Scottish Landowners Federation (SLF) says the legislation should be introduced after the parliament is set up next year.
The change of heart – after more than a century of opposition – is yet to pass through the organisations committee process and become formal policy.
It was endorsed by John Grant, vice-president and SLF representative on the organisations Access Forum.
The forums Access to the Countryside report said legislation should go further than the current voluntary agreements.
- Scottish Parliament poised to grant right to roam, FWi, 29 December, 1997
- The Herald 04/11/98 page 3