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Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 13:  Duty of local authority to uphold access rights

61.This section places a duty on local authorities to uphold the exercise of access rights, so far as doing so is consistent with their other functions, on and over any route, waterway or other means by which access rights may be exercised. A local authority may institute and defend legal proceedings and take any other steps which they think fit for the purposes of carrying out the duty.

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