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Countryside (Scotland) Act 1967

1967 CHAPTER 86

An Act to make provision for the better enjoyment of the Scottish countryside, for the establishment of a Countryside Commission for Scotland and for the improvement of recreational and other facilities; to extend the powers of local planning authorities as respects land in their districts; to make financial provision with respect to the matters aforesaid; and for connected purposes.

[27th October 1967]

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C1Certain functions of planning authorities transferred by Local Government and Planning

(Scotland) Act 1982 (c. 43, SIF 81:2), s. 9, Sch. 1 Pt. I

C2Act amended (01.04.1992) by Natural Heritage

(Scotland) Act 1991 (c. 28, SIF 46:1), s. 14(3); S.I. 1991/2633, art.4.

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I1Act wholly in force at

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F1Part IS The Countryside Commission for Scotland

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Part IIS Access to Open Country

10 Provision for public access to open country.S

(1)For the purpose of enabling the public to have access for open-air recreation to open country, the provisions of this Part of this Act shall apply to land which is or which gives or forms part of access to open country, being land—

(a)to which the provisions of the next following section are applied by an agreement under this Part of this Act (hereinafter referred to as an “access agreement”) or by an order under this Part of this Act (hereinafter referred to as an “access order”),

(b)acquired under this Part of this Act for the aforesaid purpose.

(2)In this Part of this Act “open country” means any land appearing [F11to Scottish Natural Heritage or]to the authority with whom an access agreement is made or to the authority by whom an access order is made or by whom the land is acquired, as the case may be, to consist wholly or predominantly of mountain, moor, heath, hill, woodland, cliff or foreshore,F12 . . .[F13and any waterway; and in this section “waterway” and “foreshore” shall include any bank, barrier, dune, beach, flat or other land adjacent to the waterway or foreshore.]

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11 Rights of public where access agreement or order in force.S

(1)Subject to the following provisions of this Part of this Act, where an access agreement or order is in force as respects any land, a person who enters upon land comprised in the agreement or order for the purpose of open-air recreation without causing damage, or who is on such land for that purpose after having so entered thereon, shall not be treated as a trespasser on that land or incur any other liability by reason only of so entering or being on the land:

Provided that this subsection shall not apply to land which for the time being is excepted land as hereinafter defined except in so far as an access agreement provides that it shall so apply.

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(2)Nothing in the provisions of the foregoing subsection shall entitle a person to enter or be on any land, or to do anything thereon, in contravention of any prohibition contained in or having effect under any enactment.

(3)An access agreement or order may specify or provide for imposing restrictions subject to which persons may enter or be upon land by virtue of subsection (1) above, including in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of this subsection, restrictions excluding the land or any part thereof at particular times from the operation of the said subsection (1); and that subsection shall not apply to any person entering or being on the land in contravention of any such restriction or failing to comply therewith while he is on the land.

(4)Without prejudice to the provisions of the last foregoing subsection, subsection (1) above shall have effect subject to the provisions of Schedule 2 to this Act as to the general restrictions to be observed by persons having rights of access by virtue of the said subsection (1).

(5)For the purpose of this Part of this Act, the expression “excepted land” means land which for the time being is of any of the following descriptions, that is to say—

(a)land used for agricultural purposes other than livestock rearing land, being land which was so used at the date when the relevant access agreement or order was made;

(b)land comprised in a declaration for the time being in force under section 19 of the National Parks and Access to the M1Countryside Act 1949 (declarations that areas are nature reserves) or that section as applied by section 21 of that Act, in so far as that land is subject to byelaws made under section 20 of that Act or under that section as applied by the said section 21 prohibiting entry of persons;

(c)land covered by buildings or the curtilage of such land;

(d)land used for the purpose of a park, garden or pleasure ground, being land which was so used at the date when the relevant access agreement or order was made;

(e)land used for the getting of minerals by surface working (including quarrying), land used for the purposes of a railway (including a light railway) or tramway, or land used for the purposes of a golf course, sports ground, playing field, racecourse or aerodrome within the meaning of the M2Civil Aviation Act 1949 as extended by the M3Airports Authority Act 1965;

(f)land (not falling within the foregoing paragraphs of this subsection) covered by works used for the purposes of a statutory undertaking [F15or a telecommunications system] or the curtilage of such land;

(g)land excepted from the application of this section in accordance with the provisions of section 15 below:

(h)land as respects which development is in course of being carried out which will result in the land becoming such land as is specified in paragraphs (c), (e) and (f) of this subsection:

Provided that land which is for the time being comprised in an access agreement or order shall not become excepted land by reason of any development carried out thereon, or any change of use made thereof, if the development or change of use is one for which under the Act of 1947 planning permission is required and either that permission has not been granted or any condition subject to which it was granted has been contravened or has not been complied with.

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12 Commission to consult with local planning authorities and other bodies on access requirements.S

(1) F16 . . .[F17Scottish Natural Heritage] shall consult from time to time [F18with general and district planning] authorities and with such bodies as appear to [F17Scottish Natural Heritage] to be representative of owners and occupiers of land for the purpose of ascertaining what land there is of the descriptions specified in section 10(2) above and considering what action should be taken, whether by the making of access agreements or orders or by the acquisition of land, for securing such public access.

(2)In considering what action should be taken as aforesaid, [F17Scottish Natural Heritage] and the local planning authority shall have regard to all relevant circumstances, including—

(a)in the case of particular land, the extent to which such access as aforesaid is likely to be available without such action being taken, and

(b)generally, the extent to which there is a need for greater facilities in the area of the authority for such access, whether for persons living in their area or for other persons.

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13 Access agreements.S

[F19(1)An access agreement may be made—

(a)by Scottish Natural Heritage with any person having an interest in land;

(b)by a general or district planning authority with any person having an interest in land situated in the area of the authority,

whereby the provisions of this Part of this Act relating to access agreements shall apply to the land.]

(2)An access agreement may provide for the making of payments by [F20Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be,] the local planning authority of either or both of the following descriptions, that is to say in consideration of the making of the agreement and by way of defraying or contributing towards expenditure incurred by the person making the agreement in consequence thereof.

(3)An access agreement may be made subject to such provisions for revocation or variation as may be specified in the agreement.

(4)Any person, being the liferenter or the heir of entail, in possession of any land shall have power to enter into access agreements relating to the land or any part thereof.

(5)The Trusts (Scotland) M4Act 1921 shall have effect as if among the powers conferred on trustees by section 4 thereof (which relates to the general powers of trustees) there were included a power to enter into access agreements relating to the trust estate or any part thereof.

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(7)Subject to the provisions of subsection (8) below, where an access agreement is made with one or some, but not all, of the persons having interests in the land to which the agreement relates, the provisions of this Part of this Act shall not, as against any person for the time being entitled to an interest in the land who is not a party to the agreement, operate so as to prejudice his rights in relation to that interest, or impose any restriction on him or confer any right against him, and [F21Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be,] the local planning authority shall, as soon as may be after the agreement is made, serve a copy of the agreement on every such person who is not a party thereto.

(8)A grazings committee appointed under section 24 of the M5Crofters (Scotland) Act 1955 may, with the consent of a majority of the crofters ordinarily resident in the township, enter into an access agreement in relation to any part of the common grazings and may agree to the revocation or variation of any such agreement, and such agreement, revocation or variation shall be binding upon all the crofters who share in the common grazings and upon their successors.

(9)Where any agreement referred to in the last foregoing subsection contains a provision for the making of a payment under subsection (2) above, the payment shall be made to the grazings committee and shall be applied by them—

(a)in the case of a payment in consideration of the making of the agreement, either [F22(i)] by division among the crofters who share in the common grazings in proportion to their respective rights therein or, [F23(ii) subject to subsection (9A) below] in carrying out works for the improvement of the common grazings or the fixed equipment required in connection therewith;

(b)in the case of a payment in respect of expenditure incurred in consequence of the agreement, by defraying or contributing towards that expenditure.

[F24(9A)A grazings committee to whom such a payment as is referred to in paragraph (a) of subsection (9) above has been made and who are proposing to apply the payment in carrying out works in accordance with head (ii) of that paragraph shall give notice in writing to each crofter sharing in the common grazings of their proposals: and any such crofter may within one month of the date of such notice make representations in respect of the proposals to the Crofters Commission who may approve them with or without modifications or reject them.]

(10)In this section “crofter” has the meaning assigned to it by section 3 of the M6Crofters (Scotland) Act 1955 as read with section 15(6) of the M7Crofters (Scotland) Act 1961.

[F25(11)Payments made under subsection (2) above in consideration of the making of the agreement shall be made on the basis of an assessment of the capital value of the land arrived at in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 4 to this Act.]

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14 Access orders.S

[F26(1)Subject to subsection (2) below, an access order may be made—

(a)by Scottish Natural Heritage, as regards any land in Scotland;

(b)by a general or district planning authority, as regards any land in their area,

but an order so made shall be submitted to the Secretary of State and shall not have effect unless confirmed by him.]

(2)An access order shall not be made as respects any land—

(a)if an access agreement or access agreements are in force which in the opinion of the [F27body] having power to make such an order adequately secure to the public access to the open country in question for open-air recreation;

(b)where such an agreement or agreements are not in force, unless it appears to the [F27body] impracticable to secure the making of such an agreement or agreements.

(3)An access order shall contain a map, on such scale as may be prescribed, defining in such manner as may be prescribed—

(a)the land comprised in the order and, if it is not itself open country, it relation to the open country in question, and

(b)any land comprised in the order which is excepted land;

and the order shall also include such descriptive matter, if any, as may be prescribed or as may appear to the [F27body] to be requisite for the purposes of the order.

(4)The provisions in that behalf of Schedule 3 to this Act shall apply to the making, confirmation, coming into operation and validity of access orders.

(5)The Secretary of State shall not confirm . . . F28 access order before byelaws have been made and confirmed under section 54 or made under section 55 of this Act in relation to the land in question.

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(8)An access order [F31made by a general or district planning authority] may specify work or other things to be done (either at one time or from time to time) on the land in the exercise of the powers conferred by section 61 below.

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15 Provisions as to land used for agricultural purposes or as woodlands.S

(1)If, on the submission of an access order to the Secretary of State for confirmation, a representation is duly made as respects any land—

(a)that the land is used, or about to be brought into use, for agricultural purposes, and that the use or proposed use as aforesaid will be prejudiced by the application of the provisions of section 11 above to the land; or

(b)that the land is used, or about to be brought into use, for the growing of timber for commercial purposes, and that the use or proposed use as aforesaid will be prejudiced as aforesaid; or

(c)that the land is used for the growing of timber so as to be of value for the amenity of the neighbourhood and that the growth or regeneration of the timber will be prejudiced as aforesaid,

then, subject to the provisions of this section, if the Secretary of State is satisfied that the conditions specified in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of this subsection are fulfilled and outweigh the benefit arising from the increased facilities for public access, he shall not confirm the order so as to apply the said provisions to the land.

(2)Where, as respects land comprised in an access agreement, it is represented to the Secretary of State that the conditions specified in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of the foregoing subsection are fulfilled, and the Secretary of State is satisfied as stated in that subsection, then subject to the provisions of this section—

(a)the Secretary of State shall notify to the [F32body by which] the agreement was made the fact that he is satisfied as aforesaid, and thereupon the [F32body] shall vary the agreement so as to exclude the land;

(b)the fact that the agreement is expressed to be irrevocable shall not prevent its variation so as to exclude the land; and

(c)if the concurrence of any party to the agreement other than the [F33body], or of the successor in title to his interest, cannot be obtained to the variation of the agreement as aforesaid, the [F33body] may by order made with the approval of the Secretary of State vary the agreement.

(3)Where, as respects land comprised in an access orderF34 . . ., it is represented to the Secretary of State that the conditions specified in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of subsection (1) above are fulfilled, and the Secretary of State is satisfied as stated in that subsection, then subject to the provisions of this section the Secretary of State shall make an order varying the access order so as to exclude the land.

(4)Before exercising any of his functions under this section the Secretary of State [F35, except as regards an access order made by Scottish Natural Heritage,]shall consult with [F36Scottish Natural Heritage]; and before coming to a conclusion on any such representation as is mentioned in the two last foregoing subsections, the Secretary of State shall either cause a local inquiry to be held or afford to the person by whom the representation was made and to [F37the body by which the order was made] an opportunity of being heard by a person appointed by the Secretary of State for the purpose, and shall consider the report of the person by whom the inquiry was held or the person appointed as aforesaid as the case may be.

(5)In determining whether the conditions specified in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of subsection (1) above are fulfilled in the case of any proposed access order, the Secretary of State shall have regard to the provisions of section 11(3) above; and references in this section to varying an agreement or order so as to exclude land shall include references to varying an agreement or order by the imposition of such restrictions under the said section 11(3) as may be specified by the Secretary of State as requisite for the purposes of this section.

(6)In this section the expression “timber” includes trees of every description, and also saleable underwood.

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16 Effect of access agreement or order on rights and liabilities of persons interested in land.S

(1)A person interested in any land comprised in an access agreement or order, not being excepted land, shall not carry out any work thereon whereby the area to which the public are able to have access by virtue of the agreement or order is substantially reduced:

Provided that nothing in this subsection shall affect the doing of anything whereby any land becomes excepted land.

(2)Any restriction arising under an agreement or otherwise as to the use of any land comprised in an access agreement or order shall have effect subject to the provisions of this Part of this Act, and any liability of a person interested in such land in respect of such a restriction shall be limited accordingly.

(3)For the purposes of any enactment or rule of law as to the circumstances in which a right of way or servitude may be constituted, use of land by the public or by any person at any time while it is comprised in an access agreement or order shall be disregarded.

(4)Every access agreement and access order and every instrument or order varying or revoking any such agreement or order shall contain a particular description of the lands affected or a description by reference of those lands in the manner provided by section 61 of the M8Conveyancing (Scotland) Act 1874.

[F38(5)As soon as practicable after an agreement or instrument such as is mentioned in subsection (4) above is made or an order so mentioned is confirmed, it shall be registered or, as the case may be, recorded in pursuance of subsection (6) or (7) below.

(6)In the case of an agreement or order made by Scottish Natural Heritage or an instrument or order varying or revoking such an agreement or order—

(a)if an interest in the land to which the agreement, instrument or order relates falls to be registered in the Land Register of Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage shall cause the agreement, instrument or order to be registered in that register;

(b)in any other case it shall cause the agreement, instrument or order to be recorded in the appropriate Division of the General Register of Sasines.

(7)In the case of an agreement or order made by the general or district planning authority or an instrument or order varying or revoking such an agreement or order—

(a)if an interest in the land to which the agreement, instrument or order relates falls to be registered in the Land Register of Scotland, the general or district planning authority shall cause the agreement, instrument or order to be registered in that register;

(b)in any other case they shall cause the agreement, instrument or order to be recorded in the appropriate Division of the General Register of Sasines.

(8)Subject to subsection (9) below, an agreement, instrument or order registered or recorded in pursuance of subsection (6) or, as the case may be, subsection (7) above shall be enforceable at the instance of respectively Scottish Natural Heritage or the general or district planning authority against persons deriving title to the land or the relevant interest therein from the person so entitled when the agreement, instrument or order was made.

(9)An agreement, instrument or order shall not be enforceable as mentioned in subsection (8) above against a third party who has in good faith and for value acquired right (whether completed by infeftment or not) to the land or to the relevant interest therein prior to the agreement, instrument or order being registered or, as the case may be, recorded in pursuance of subsection (6) or (7) above, or against any person deriving title from such third party.

(10)In this section “relevant interest” means an interest which is subject to an agreement, instrument or order such as is mentioned in subsection (4) above.]

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17 Provisions for securing safe and sufficient access.S

(1)An access agreement or order may make such provision as appears expedient for the purpose of the agreement or order for securing that safe and sufficient access will be available for the public on the land comprised in the agreement or order.

(2)Provision made by an access agreement or order by virtue of this section may be provision for any one or more of the following matters—

(a)the improvement or repair of any means of access to the land in existence at the time when the agreement or order is made;

(b)the construction of new means of access to the land;

(c)the carrying out of work to protect persons who are on land comprised in the agreement or order from injury or damage due to the state of the land or anything done or omitted to be done on it;

(d)the imposition of restrictions on the destruction, removal, alteration or closure of any means of access to the land or of any works provided under the last foregoing paragraph, or the doing of any thing whereby the use of any such means of access by the public would be impeded or the safety of the public would be endangered; and

(e)the maintenace of any such means of access to the land as are mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection or of any works carried out in accordance with paragraph (c) of this subsection.

(3)No provision made by an access order by virtue of this section shall—

(a)apply to land which is for the time being excepted land, or authorise or require any thing to be done in relation to such land or any means of access thereto;

(b)affect the doing of any thing whereby any land becomes excepted land; or

(c)require, or authorise any person to require, any work to be carried out at the expense of any person interested in the land except as hereafter in this section expressly provided.

(4)[F39Where, as regards any access agreement or order made by Scottish Natural Heritage or a general or district planning authority, it appears to it or them] that any work is required for giving effect to any such provision of [F39the] agreement or order as is specified in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (e) of subsection (2) above, [F40Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be,] the authority may agree with the owner and occupier of the land as to the carrying out of the work, and where it is agreed that it shall be carried out otherwise than by [F41Scottish Natural Heritage or the authority, it or, as the case may be, they] may defray the cost of the carrying out thereof, or may contribute such part of that cost as may be specified in the agreement.

(5)If, in a case falling within the last foregoing subsection—

(a)[F42Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be, the general or district planning authority] are unable to make an agreement, or

(b)the owner or occupier fails to carry out within a reasonable period any work which he has agreed to carry out,

[F42Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be, the general or district planning authority], after giving to the owner and the occupier not less than fourteen days’ notice of [F43its or] their intention so to do, may take all necessary steps for carrying out the work; and where, in a case to which paragraph (b) of this subsection applies, the agreement provided that [F44Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be,] the authority should contribute part of the cost of carrying out the work, [F44Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be,] the authority may recover the amount of any expenses reasonably incurred by [F45it or] them in carrying out the work, reduced by [F46its or] their contribution under the agreement, from the person by whom under the agreement the cost (apart from the [F47contribution of Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be, the authority]) of carrying out the work fall to be borne.

(6)In this section the expression “means of access,” in relation to land, means any opening in a wall, fence or hedge bounding the land or any part thereof, with or without a gate, stile or other works for regulating passage through the opening, any stairs or steps for enabling persons to enter on the land or any part thereof, or any bridge, stepping stone or other works for crossing a water-course, ditch or bog on the land or adjoining the boundary thereof.

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F47Words in s. 17(5) substituted (01.04.1992) by Natural Heritage (Scotland) Act (c. 28, SIF 46:1), s. 13, Sch. 3, para. 7(3)(f); S.I. 1991/2633, art.4.

18 Power of local planning authority to enforce access.S

(1)If any person contravenes the provisions of section 16(1) above, or any such restriction as is specified in paragraph (d) of subsection (2) of [F48section 17 of this Act—

(a)if the agreement or order was made by Scottish Natural Heritage, it;

(b)if the agreement or order was made by the general or district planning authority, they,]

may serve on that person a notice requiring him, within such period as may be specified in the notice, to carry out such work so specified as may appear to [F49Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be,] the authority to be requisite for remedying the contravention, being work for restoring or re-opening any means of access or for providing new means of access.

(2)If within the period specified in a notice under the foregoing subsection the person on whom the notice is served fails to comply therewith, [F50Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be, the general or district planning authority] may take all necessary steps for carrying out the work specified in the notice and may recover from that person any expenses reasonably incurred by [F51it or] them in carrying it out.

(3)Any person on whom a notice is served under subsection (1) above may, at any time within the period specified in the notice for carrying out the work so specified, appeal against the notice to the sheriff on the ground—

(a)that the period specified as aforesaid is too short;

(b)that the work specified in the notice, or some of that work, is not requisite for remedying the contravention;

(c)that he has not contravened the provisions or restriction in question; or

(d)that the work specified in the notice, or so much of the work as is requisite for remedying the contravention, has been carried out.

(4)On any such appeal the sheriff, if satisfied of the grounds of the appeal, may—

(a)extend the period within which the work was required to be carried out by the notice, or

(b)quash the notice as respects the whole or any part of the work specified therein,

as the nature of the appeal may require; but if not so satisfied shall dismiss the appeal.

(5)The sheriff on such an appeal to him may, and if so directed by the Court of Session shall, state a case for the opinion of that Court on any question of law arising in the proceedings, and an appeal shall lie to the Court of Session on any question of law from the decision of the sheriff.

(6)Where an appeal is taken under this section, the time between the taking of the appeal and the final determination thereof shall be disregarded in determining the period within which, in accordance with the notice, the work specified therein is to be carried out.

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19 Suspension of public access to avoid risk of fire.S

If the Secretary of State is satisfied that, by reason of any conditions of weather for the time being prevailing, public access to land comprised in an access agreement or order or any part thereof is likely to result in fires occurring thereon, he may direct that section 11(1) above shall not have effect in relation to such parts of the land and during such period as may be specified in the direction.

F5220 Compensation for access orders.S

[F52(1)] Where the value of the interest of any person in land is depreciated, or any person has suffered damage by being disturbed in his enjoyment of land, in consequence of the coming into operation of an access order, then subject to the following provisions of this Part of this [F53Act][F54

(a)where the order was made by Scottish Natural Heritage, it; or

(b)where the order was made by a general or district planning authority, they,]

shall pay to that person compensation equal to the amount of the depreciation or damage:

F55. . . [F52 (2)]Nothing in this section shall confer on a person a right to compensation for depreciation of the value of an interest in land or for disturbance in his enjoyment of land, being land which in either case is not comprised in the order or if so comprised is excepted land, except if and in so far as either—

(a)it is held with land comprised in the order which is not excepted land, or

(b)the omission of any other person to exclude the public from the land comprised in the order or any part thereof would have been actionable at the instance of the first-mentioned person if the access order had not come into operation.

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21 Compensation to be assessed with regard to effect of first five years of access.S

(1)For the purpose of enabling compensation under the last foregoing section to be assessed in the light of experience gained of the actual effect on land of the coming into operation of access orders, any such compensation shall not, save as hereinafter provided, be claimed or payable before the expiration of a period of five years from the coming into operation of the order giving rise to the compensation (in this and the next following section referred to as “the relevant order”).

(2)Nothing in the foregoing subsection shall be construed as requiring such compensation to be assessed as at a date later than the date of the coming into operation of the relevant order; but in calculating the compensation it shall be assumed that on a sale at that date of the interest in respect of which the compensation is claimed, the purchaser would have had knowledge—

(a)of the acutal effect during the said period, on the land in which the said interest subsists and the use of that land, of the coming into operation of the relevant order;

(b)of the fact and date of any revocation or variation during that period of the relevant order;

(c)of the fact and date of any changes during that period, as respects land comprised in the relevant order, from or to excepted land.

(3)If during the said period of five years the relevant order is revoked or varied so as to exclude from the operation thereof any land not being excepted land, the foregoing provisions of this section shall thereupon have effect, so far as concerns any claim for compensation in respect of the operation of the relevant order as respects the said land, as if for any reference to the said period of five years there were substituted a reference to the period beginning with the coming into operation of the relevant order and ending with the said revocation or variation.

(4)Where at different times within a period of five years two or more areas of land which are contiguous or adjacent to one another become comprised in access orders, and any person has an interest in each of those areas, then, with consent of every person having an interest in each of the areas other than the one first so comprised, the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply in relation to each of the last-mentioned areas with the substitution for any reference to the period of five years from the coming into operation of the order by virtue of which that area became so comprised as aforesaid of a reference to a period of five years from the coming into operation of the order by virtue of which the first of the areas became so comprised.

22 Claims for compensation and interest.S

(1)Any person claiming to be entitled to an interest in land in respect of the depreciation or the disturbance in the enjoyment of which compensation will become payable under section 20 above may apply to the [F56body by which] the compensation will be payable to record his claim; and where an application is duly made under this subsection the [F57body] shall record the claim accordingly in such manner as may be prescribed.

(2)An application under the foregoing subsection shall be made in such manner and within such period (not being less than three months) after the date when the relevant order came into operation as may be prescribed, and shall be accompanied by such particulars of the interests in land in respect of which it is made as may be prescribed:

Provided that nothing in this subsection shall authorise the imposition of any requirement that an applicant under the foregoing subsection shall state the amount of the compensation.

(3)Within such period as may be prescribed (not being less than three months) after the end of the period after which under the last foregoing section compensation may be claimed, any person who has applied under subsection (1) above for the recording of a claim to compensation, or any person claiming under him in respect of that compensation, may apply to the [F58body by which compensation is payable], in such manner as may be prescribed, for the payment of the compensation.

(4)An application under the last foregoing subsection shall state the amount of compensation claimed by the applicant; and the application shall be accompanied by such evidence of the title of the applicant to the compensation as may be prescribed.

(5)Any compensation payable under section 20 above shall become due when, on an application for the payment thereof duly made under subsection (3) above, the amount of the compensation has been agreed or, in default of agreement, has been determined in manner provided under section 70 below; and any such compensation shall be payable with interest, at such rate as may be prescribed, from the date on which the relevant order came into operation to the date at which the compensation is paid.

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23 Payments on account in special circumstances.S

(1)At any time during the period after which, under section 21 above, compensation may be claimed in respect of the coming into operation of an order, a person claiming to be entitled to such compensation may apply to the [F59body by which compensation is payable] for a payment on account of the compensation on the ground of special circumstances; and if the [F60body is] satisfied that such circumstances exist [F61it] shall make to him a payment on account of the compensation of such amount as [F61it] may determine.

(2)Any person aggrieved by the refusal of a [F62body] to make a payment on account under the last foregoing subsection, or by [F63its] determination thereunder of the amount of the payment to be made to him, may appeal to the Secretary of State; and the Secretary of State, after affording to the said person and to the [F62body]an opportunity of being heard by a person appointed by the Secretary of State for the purpose, may either confirm the decision of the [F62body] or direct that [F64it] shall make a payment on account of such amount as appears to the Secretary of State to be just.

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24 Acquisition by local planning authorities of land for public access.S

(1)Where it appears [F65to Scottish Natural Heritage as respects any land in Scotland or] to [F66a general or district planning] authority, as respects any land in their area which is or which gives or forms part of access to open country,—

(a)that it is requisite that the public should have access to that open country for open-air recreation; and

(b)that in the circumstances it is expedient that for that purpose the land should be acquired by [F67 Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be, the general or district planning authority],

[F68Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be,] the authority . . . F69 may, . . . F69 acquire the land by agreement, whether by way of purchase, feu, lease or excambion [F70or, with the consent of the Secretary of State, acquire the land compulsorily: provided that the authority may not acquire the land compulsorily unless it is impractable to obtain such access by an access agreement or an access order.].

(2)[F71Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be, a general or district planning authority] may carry out on land acquired by [F72it or] them for the purposes of this section, and for the time being held by [F72it or] them for those purposes, such work as [F73it or] they may consider requisite for providing convenient means of access to the land or otherwise for the said purposes.

(3)While land acquired by [F74Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be, a general or district planning authority] under this section is held by [F75it or] them for the purposes thereof, it shall be the duty of [F76Scottish Natural Heritage or] the authority so to manage the land as to give to the public access for open-air recreation to so much thereof as appears to [F76Scottish Natural Heritage or] the authority to be practicable, having regard to the nature of the different parts of the land, to anything done thereon which may result in danger to the public or to persons employed thereon unless public access to the land or to adjoining land is restricted, and to all other relevant circumstances.

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25 Acquisition by Secretary of State of land for public access.S

(1)Where it appears to the Secretary of State, as respects any land which is or which gives or forms part of access to open country—

(a)that it is requisite that the public should have access to that open country for open-air recreation; and

(b)that in the circumstances it is expedient that for that purpose the land should be acquired by him,

the Secretary of State may, with the consent of the Treasury, acquire the land by agreement, whether by way of purchase, feu, lease or excambion, or acquire the land compulsorily.

(2)Unless in any particular case the Secretary of State otherwise determines, any land acquired by the Secretary of State under this section shall be transferred to such other persons on such trusts or subject to such conditions as may appear to him expedient for securing to the public access for open-air recreation to so much thereof as appears to the Secretary of State to be practicable, having regard to the matters mentioned in subsection (3) of the last foregoing section.

(3)Subject to the provisions of the last foregoing subsection, the transfer of land under that subsection may be on such terms as to payment or otherwise as may, with the consent of the Treasury, be provided for by the arrangements for the transfer; and where the arrangements so provide the Secretary of State may defray or contribute to the cost of managing the land while it is managed in accordance with the trusts or conditions referred to in the last foregoing subsection.

(4)The Secretary of State may carry out on land acquired by him for the purposes of this section, and for the time being held by him for those purposes, such work as he may consider requisite for providing convenient means of access to the land or otherwise for the said purposes, or may arrange for any such work to be carried out by persons to whom the land is transferred.

(5)The Secretary of State may defray the cost of managing any land acquired by him under this section and not transferred to other persons.

26 Maps of land subject to public access.S

(1)A local planning authority whose area comprises any land—

(a)which is subject to an access agreement or order, or

(b)which has been acquired under either of the two last foregoing sections and is for the time being held for the purpose for which it was acquired,

shall prepare and keep up to date a map, on such scale as may be prescribed, defining in such manner as may be prescribed—

(i)the land subject to the agreement or order or the land acquired and held as aforesaid, as the case may be;

(ii)in the case of land subject to such an agreement or order, any land comprised therein which is excepted land;

(iii)in the case of land acquired and held as aforesaid, any land comprised therein from which, for the purpose of avoiding danger to the public or to persons employed thereon or for any other reason, the public are excluded.

(2)An authority who are required by the foregoing subsection to prepare and keep up to date any map shall, so long as they are required so to do, have copies of the map and of the notices referred to in paragraph (b) below available for inspection by the public at such places as the authority may determine; and the authority shall display, at such places as they think fit, including places where the public obtain access to the land to which the map relates—

(a)reproductions of the map on an appropriate scale,

(b)notices specifying any restrictions on access to the land or any part thereof, whether the restrictions have effect by virtue of any of the provisions of this Part of this Act or otherwise.

[F77(3)Scottish Natural Heritage shall, within 14 days of—

(a)an access agreement having been made by it; or

(b)an access order made by it having been confirmed,

send to the general or district planning authority in whose area the land to which the agreement or order applies is situated a copy of such agreement or order.]

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27 Provisions as to danger areas.S

(1)The [F78body] making an access agreement or order shall, after consulting with the owner and occupier of any land concerned, so delimit the land to which the agreement or order applies as to exclude all land which, by reason of anything done thereon or on other land contiguous or adjacent thereto, it appears to the [F78body] expedient to exclude for the purpose of avoiding danger to the public or to persons employed on any of the said land.

(2)Where, while an access agreement or order is in force, [F79body by which] the agreement or order was made are satisfied, as respects any land to which the agreement or order applies, that by reason of anything done or proposed to be done on that land or on other land contiguous or adjacent thereto it is expedient for the purpose aforesaid that the first-mentioned land should be excluded from the operation of the agreement or order, the [F80body] shall vary the agreement or order so as to exclude that land.

(3)The fact that an access agreement is expressed to be irrevocable shall not prevent its variation in pursuance of the last foregoing subsection; and where the concurrence of any party to an access agreement other than the [F81body], or of the successor in title to his interest, cannot be obtained to the variation of the agreement in pursuance of that subsection, the [F81body] may by order . . . F82 vary the agreement.

(4)[F83Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be,][F84a general or district planning] authority shall have power, as respects any land which is subject to an access agreement or order, or as respects land held by [F85Scottish Natural Heritage or]the authority to which section 26(1)(b) above applies, to take such steps and carry out such work (including the erection and maintenance of fences or notices) as appear to [F86it or] them requisite for protecting the public from any source of danger on the land or on adjoining land.

(5)The provisions of the last foregoing subsection shall apply to the Secretary of State as respects land for the time being held by him under section 25 above as they apply to [F87Scottish Natural Heritage or a general or district planning authority as respects land held by it or them].

(6)The application of section 11 above to any land shall not, in relation to any factory, magazine, store or premises already established, constitute the land an open place of resort for the public, or a public place, for the purposes of the Explosives Acts 1875 and 1923, or any order made or licence granted thereunder.

(7)The application of the said section 11 to any land shall, in relation to any factory, magazine, store or premises subsequently established, constitute the land such a place as aforesaid for the purposes of the said Acts or any such order or licence.

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F86Words in s. 27(4) inserted (1.4.1992) by Natural Heritaige (Scotland) Act 1991 (c. 28, SIF 46:1) s. 13, Sch. 3, para. 14(5)(c); S.I. 1991/2633, art. 4

28 Boundary notices.S

[F88Where Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be, a general or district planning authority have made an access agreement or order it or they] shall have power to erect and maintain notices or other means of indicating the boundaries of land comprised in [F89such] an access agreement or order and of excepted land.

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29 Power of local planning authority to contribute to work carried out by other persons.S

[F90Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be,][F91a general or district planning]authority shall have power, as respects any land F92. . . which is subject to an access agreement or order [F93made by it or them], to defray or contribute towards, or to undertake to defray or contribute towards, expenditure incurred or to be incurred in relation to the land by any person interested therein in taking such steps or carrying out such work as is mentioned in section 27(4) above, or in erecting and maintaining such notices or other means of indicating boundaries as are mentioned in the last foregoing section or section 26(2) above.

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Part IIIS Public Paths and Long-Distance Routes

Creation of public pathsS

30 Creation of public paths by agreement.S

(1)[F94A general or district planning] authority shall have power to enter into an agreement with any person having the necessary power in that behalf for the creation by that person of a public path over land in their area.

(2)An agreement made under the foregoing subsection (in this Act referred to as a “public path creation agreement”) shall be on such terms as to payment or otherwise as may be specified in the agreement, and may, if it is so agreed, provide for the creation of the public path subject to limitations or conditions affecting any public right of way thereover.

(3)In this Part of this Act “public path” means a way which is a footpath or bridleway or a combination of those.

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31 Compulsory powers for creation of public paths.S

(1)Where it appears to [F95a general or district planning] authority that there is need for a public path over land in their area and they are satisfied that, having regard to—

(a)the extent to which the path would add to the convenience or enjoyment of a substantial section of the public, or to the convenience of persons resident in the area, and

(b)the effect which the creation of the path would have on the rights of persons interested in the land, account being taken of the provisions as to compensation contained in section 37 below,

it is expedient that the path should be created, the authority, if it appears to them impracticable to create the path by means of a public path creation agreement, may by order (in this Act referred to as a “public path creation order”) made by them and [F96, subject to paragraph 2(1A) of Schedule 3 of this Act,] submitted to and confirmed by the Secretary of State create a public path.

(2)A right of way created by a public path creation order may be either unconditional or subject to such limitations or conditions as may be specified in the order, and the Secretary of State may [F97, in a case where his confirmation of the order is required, confirm it] subject to such modifications or conditions as he thinks fit.

(3)A public path creation order shall be in such form as may be prescribed and shall contain a map, on such scale as may be prescribed, defining the land over which a public path is thereby created.

(4)The provisions in that behalf of Schedule 3 to this Act shall apply to the making, confirmation, validity and date of operation of public path creation orders.

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32 Exercise of powers under ss. 30 and 31.S

(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F98

(2)Where a proposed public path lies partly within and partly outside the area of [F99a general or district planning] authority, the powers conferred by the two last foregoing sections on the authority shall extend to the whole of the path as if it lay wholly within their area:

Provided that, in relation to so much of the path as lies outside the area of the authority, the said powers shall not be exercisable as respects any part thereof in the area of any [F100other general or district planning] authority, except with the consent of that authority.

(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F98

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33 Making up and maintenance of public paths.S

(1)On the creation of a public path in pursuance of a public path creation agreement, or on the coming into operation of a public path creation order or public path diversion order, [F101the general or district planning] authority shall carry out such work as appears to them to be necessary to bring it into a fit condition for use by the public as a public path in conformity with the terms and conditions of the said agreement or order, as the case may be, and shall maintain it in such condition.

(2)—(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F102

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34 Closure of public paths.S

(1)Where it appears to [F103a general or district planning] authority as respects a public path in their area that it is expedient that the path should be closed on the ground that the path is not needed for public use, the authority may by order (in this Act referred to as a “public path extinguishment order”) made by them and [F104, subject to paragraph 2(1A) of Schedule 3 to this Act,] submitted to and confirmed by the Secretary of State extinguish the right of way over the path.

(2)The Secretary of State shall not confirm a public path extinguishment order unless he is satisfied that it is expedient so to do having regard to the extent to which it appears to him that the path would, apart from the order, be likely to be used by the public, and having regard to the effect which the extinguishment of the right of way would have as respects land served by the path, account being taken of the provisions as to compensation contained in section 37 below.

(3)A public path extinguishment order shall be in such form as may be prescribed and shall contain a map, on such scale as may be prescribed, defining the land over which the right of way is thereby extinguished.

(4)Schedule 3 to this Act shall have effect as to the making, confirmation, validity and date of operation of public path extinguishment orders.

(5)Where in accordance with regulations made under paragraph 3 of the said Schedule proceedings preliminary to the [F105making or] confirmation of a public path extinguishment order are taken concurrently with proceedings preliminary to the [F105making or] confirmation of a public path creation order or of a public path diversion order . . . F106 then, in considering—

(a)under subsection (1) above whether the path to which the public path extinguishment order relates is needed for public use, or

(b)under subsection (2) above to what extent that path would apart from the order be likely to be used by the public,

the local planning authority or the Secretary of State, as the case may be, may have regard to the extent to which the public path creation order or the public path diversion order would provide an alternative path.

(6)For the purposes of subsections (1) and (2) above, any temporary circumstances preventing or diminishing the use of a path by the public shall be disregarded.

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35Diversion of public paths.S

(1)Where an owner, tenant or occupier of land crossed by a public path satisfies [F107 the general or district planning] authority in whose area the land is situated that for securing the efficient use of the land or of other land held therewith or providing a shorter or more convenient path across his land, it is expedient that the line of the path across his land, or part of that line, should be diverted (whether on to other land or his or on to land of another owner, tenant or occupier), the authority may by order (in this Act referred to as a “public path diversion order”) made by them and [F108, subject to paragraph 2(1A) of Schedule 3 to this Act, ]submitted to and confirmed by the Secretary of State

(a)create, as from such date as may be specified in the order, any such new public path as appears to the authority requisite for effecting the diversion, and

(b)extinguish, as from such date as may be so specified in accordance with the provisions of the next following subsection, the right of way over so much of the path as appears to the authority requisite as aforesaid.

(2)Where it appears to the authority that work requires to be done to provide necessary facilities for the convenient use of any such new public path as is mentioned in subsection (1)(a) above, the date specified under subsection (1)(b) above shall be later than the date specified under subsection (1)(a) above by such time as appears to the authority requisite for enabling the work to be carried out.

(3)A right of way created by a public path diversion order may either be unconditional or may (whether or not the right of way extinguished by the order was subject to limitations or conditions of any description) be subject to such limitations or conditions as may be specified in the order, and the Secretary of State may [F109, in a case where his confirmation of the order is required, confirm it ]subject to such modifications or conditions as he thinks fit.

(4)Before determining to make a public path diversion order on the representation of an owner, tenant or occupier, the authority may require him to enter into an agreement with them to defray, or to make such contribution as may be specified in the agreement towards

(a)any compensation which may become payable under section 37 below;

(b)any expenses which [F110any general or district planning] authority may incur in bringing the new site of the path into a fit conditions for use by the public.

(5)The Secretary of State shall not confirm a public path diversion order unless he is satisfied that the diversion to be effected thereby is expedient as mentioned in subsection (1) above, and further that the path will not be substantially less convenient to the public in consequence of the diversion and that it is expedient to confirm the order having regard to the effect which

(a)the diversion would have on public enjoyment of the path as a whole,

(b)the coming into operation of the order would have as respects other land served by the existing right of way, and

(c)any new right of way created by the order would have as respects the land over which the right is so created and any land held therewith,

so, however, that for the purposes of paragraphs (b) and (c) of this subsection the Secretary of State shall take into account the provisions as to compensation of section 37 below.

(6)A public path diversion order shall be in such form as may be prescribed and shall contain a map, on such scale as may be prescribed, showing the existing site of so much of the line of the path as is to be diverted by the order and the new site to which it is to be diverted, and indicating whether a new right of way is created by the order over the whole of the new site or whether some part thereof is already comprised in a public path and, in the latter case, defining the part thereof so comprised.

(7)Schedule 3 to this Act shall have effect as to the making, confirmation, validity and date of operation of public path diversion orders.

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36 Exercise of powers under sections 34 and 35.S

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, section 32 . . . F111 (2) above shall apply in the exercise of the powers conferred by the two last foregoing sections in relation to any public path as [F112it applies] in the exercise of the powers referred to in the said [F113subsection].

(2)(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F114

(4)An authority proposing to make a public path diversion order such that the authority who will be responsible for a part of the path after the diversion will be a different body from the authority who before the diversion are so responsible shall, before making the order, consult the authority who will be responsible for that part.

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F111Words repealed by Countryside (Scotland) Act 1981 (c. 44 SIF 46:1), Sch. 2

F112Words substituted by Countryside (Scotland) Act 1981 (c. 44 SIF 46:1), Sch. 1 para. 2(a)

F113Words substituted by Countryside (Scotland) Act 1981 (c. 44 SIF 46:1), Sch. 1 para. 2(b)

37 Compensation for creation, diversion and closure of public paths.S

(1)Subject to the following provisions of this section, if, on a claim made in accordance with this section, it is shown that the value of an interest of any person in land is depreciated, or that any person has suffered damage by being disturbed in his enjoyment of land, in consequence of the coming into operation of a public path creation order, a public path diversion order or a public path extinguishment order, the authority by whom the order was made shall pay to that person compensation equal to the amount of the depreciation or damage.

(2)A claim for compensation under this section shall be made within such time and in such manner as may be prescribed and shall be made to the authority by whom the order was made.

(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F115

(4)Nothing in this section shall confer on any person, in respect of a right of way created by a public path creation order or a public path diversion order, a right to compensation for depreciation of the value of an interest in land, or for disturbance in his enjoyment of land, not being in either case land over which the right of way was created or land held therewith, unless the creation of the right of way would have been actionable at his instance if it had been effected otherwise than in the exercise of statutory powers.

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38 Supplementary provisions as to creation, closure and diversion of public paths. S

(1)Sections 34 to 36 above shall apply in relation to all public rights of way, whether created before or after the commencement of this Act.

(2)The provisions of sections 34 to 36 above shall not prejudice any power conferred by any other enactment to close or divert a road, and shall not otherwise affect the operation of any enactment relating to the extinguishment, suspension, diversion or variation of rights of way.

(3)A public path creation order, a public path extinguishment order or a public path diversion order affecting in any way the area of more than [F116one general or district planning] authority may contain provisions requiring one of the authorities to defray, or contribute towards, expenses incurred in consequence of the order by another of the authorities; and a public path diversion order diverting a part of the line of a path from a site in the area of one [F117such] local planning authority to a site in the area of another may provide that the first mentioned authority shall continue to be responsible for the maintenance of that part of the path after the diversion.

(4)Every public path creation agreement, public path creation order, public path extinguishment order and public path diversion order shall contain a particular description of the lands affected or a description by reference of those lands in the manner provided by section 61 of the M9Conveyancing (Scotland) Act 1874.

(5)As soon as may be after any such agreement as is referred to in the last foregoing subsection is made, or after any such order is confirmed, the local planning authority shall cause it to be recorded in the Register of Sasines, and when so recorded, it shall be enforceable at the instance of the local planning authority against persons deriving title to the land from the person so entitled when the agreement or order was made:

Provided that any such agreement or order shall not be so enforceable against a third party who shall have in good faith and for value acquired right (whether completed by infeftment or not) to the land prior to the agreement or order being recorded as aforesaid, or against any person deriving title from such third party.

(6)The Secretary of State shall not make or confirm a public path creation order, a public path extinguishment order or a public path diversion order relating to a right of way over land under, in, upon, over, along or across which there is any apparatus belonging to or used by any statutory undertakers for the purpose of their undertaking unless the undertakers have consented to the making or confirmation of the order, as the case may be; and any such consent may be given subject to the condition that there are included in the order such provisions for the protection of the undertakers as they may reasonably require.

The consent of statutory undertakers to any such order shall not be reasonably withheld, and any question arising under this subsection whether the withholding of a consent is unreasonable or whether any requirement is reasonable shall be determined by the appropriate Minister within the meaning of [F118section 213(1) of the M10Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1972].

(7)Where in pursuance of a public path extinguishment order or a public path diversion order a public path is closed or diverted and, immediately before the date on which the order comes into force, there was under, in, upon, over, along or across the path [F119any telecommunications apparatus kept installed for the purposes of a telecommunications code system, the operator of that system shall have the same powers in respect of the telecommunications apparatus as if the order had not come into force; but any person entitled to land over which the path subsisted shall be entitled to require the alteration of the apparatus].

[F120(8)Paragraph 1(2) of the telecommunications code (alteration of apparatus to include moving, removal or replacement of apparatus) shall apply for the purposes of the preceding provisions of this section as it applies for the purposes of that code.

(9)Paragraph 21 of the telecommunications code (restriction on removal of apparatus) shall apply in relation to any entitlement conferred by this section to require the alteration, moving or replacement of any telecommunication apparatus as it applies in relation to an entitlement to require the removal of any such apparatus.]

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39 General provisions as to long-distance routes.S

(1)Where it appears to [F121Scottish Natural Heritage] that the public should be enabled to make extensive journeys on foot, on pedal cycles or on horseback along a particular route, being a route which for the whole or the greater part of its length does not pass along roads mainly used by vehicles, [F121Scottish Natural Heritage] may prepare and submit to the Secretary of State a report under this section.

(2)A report under this section shall contain a map showing the route, defining those parts thereof over which there exists a public right of way, and indicating in each case the nature of that right; and the report shall set out such proposals as [F121Scottish Natural Heritage] may think fit for the provision, maintenance and enjoyment of the route, and without prejudice to that generality—

(a)for the maintenance or improvement of any public path or road along which the route passes;

(b)for the provision and maintenance of such new public paths as may be required for enabling the public to journey along the route;

(c)for the provision and operation of ferries where they are needed for completing the route; and

(d)for the provision of accommodation, toilet facilities, meals and refreshments along the route.

(3)A report under this section may also include such recommendations as [F121Scottish Natural Heritage] may think fit for the restriction of traffic on existing roads along which the route passes.

(4)Before submitting a report under this section [F121Scottish Natural Heritage] shall consult with every local planning authority through whose area the route passes; and it shall be the duty of every such authority to furnish to [F121Scottish Natural Heritage] such information as [F121Scottish Natural Heritage] may reasonably require for the purposes of the report.

(5)A report under this section shall contain an estimate, in such form as the Secretary of State may require, of the capital outlay and annual expenditure likely to be incurred by any authority in carrying out any such proposals contained therein as are mentioned in subsection (2) above; the report shall also contain any representations made by any authority consulted under subsection (4) above.

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40 Approval of proposals relating to a long-distance route.S

(1)On the submission to the Secretary of State of a report under the last foregoing section, he shall consider any proposals contained in the report under subsection (2) of that section, any recommendations made under subsection (3) thereof and any representations referred to in subsection (5) thereof, and may either approve the proposals, with or without modifications or subject to such conditions as he thinks fit, or reject the proposals:

Provided that where the Secretary of State does not propose to approve the proposals as set out in the report he shall, before coming to a determination as to what action to take under this subsection, consult with [F122Scottish Natural Heritage] and such other authorities and persons as he may think fit.

(2)As soon as may be after the Secretary of State determines under the last foregoing subsection either to approve any proposals, with or without modifications or conditions, or to reject them, he shall notify his determination to [F122Scottish Natural Heritage] and to every local planning authority whose area is traversed by the route to which the report relates.

(3)Proposals approved by the Secretary of State under subsection (1) above, either as originally set out in the report or as modified by the Secretary of State, are hereinafter referred to as “approved proposals relating to a long-distance route”, and such proposals shall be implemented by the local planning and other authorities concerned as soon as may be after their approval as aforesaid.

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41 Ferries for purposes of long-distance routes.S

(1)Where approved proposals relating to a long-distance route include proposals for the provision and operation of a ferry, the authority who are responsible for the maintenance of the roads or public paths to be connected by the ferry or, where there is more than one such authority, those authorities acting jointly or any such authority as may mutually be agreed—

(a)shall have power to provide and operate the ferry and to carry out such work and do all such things as appear to them expedient for the purpose of operating the ferry;

(b)may . . . F123 agree with any person or body of persons for the provision and operation of the ferry by him or them and for the making by the authority of such contributions as may be specified in the agreement:

Provided that nothing in this subsection shall—

(i)be construed as conferring on such an authority any exclusive right to operate a ferry;

(ii)authorise the doing of anything which apart from this subsection would be actionable by any person by virtue of his having an exclusive right to operate a ferry, unless he consents to the doing thereof;

(iii)authorise the doing of anything in relation to land in which any other person has an interest, if apart from this subsection the doing thereof would be actionable at his instance by virtue of that interest and he does not consent to the doing thereof;

and before carrying out any work in the exercise of powers conferred by this subsection, being work on the bank or bed of any waterway, the authority shall consult with every authority which under any enactment has functions relating to the waterway.

(2)An authority may acquire land compulsorily for the purpose of any of their functions under paragraph (a) of the foregoing subsection.

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42 Variation of approved proposals.S

(1)Where proposals relating to a long-distance route have been approved by the Secretary of State under section 40 above, [F124Scottish Natural Heritage] may from time to time prepare and submit to the Secretary of State a report proposing any such variation of the approved proposals as [F124Scottish Natural Heritage] may think fit.

(2)Where, as respects any proposals approved as aforesaid, it appears to the Secretary of State, after consultation with [F124Scottish Natural Heritage], expedient that the proposals should be varied in any respect and [F124Scottish Natural Heritage] have not submitted to the Secretary of State a report proposing that variation, the Secretary of State may direct that the proposals shall be so varied.

(3)Where an authority have found it impracticable to implement any part of any proposals approved as aforesaid, they shall so inform [F124Scottish Natural Heritage] and shall submit to [F124Scottish Natural Heritage] a report proposing such variations of the approved proposals as they may think fit.

(4)Section 39(4) and 40 above shall with the necessary modifications apply to a report or direction under this section; and section 39(5) above shall with the necessary modifications apply to any such report.

(5)Where the Secretary of State approves, with or without modifications, any proposals contained in a report under subsection (1) above, or gives a direction under subsection (2) above, the proposals for the variation of which the report was made or direction given shall thereafter have effect subject to the provisions of the report or direction; and references in this Act to approved proposals relating to a long-distance route shall be construed accordingly.

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43 Ploughing of public rights of way.S

(1)Where a public right of way crosses agricultural land or land which is being brought into use for agriculture, then, if—

(a)it is proposed in accordance with the rules of good husbandry to plough the land, and

(b)it is convenient, in so ploughing the land, to plough the way together with the rest of the land,

the right of way shall be subject to the condition that the occupier shall have the right, subject to the following provisions of this section, to plough the way as well as the rest of the land:

Provided that, where the way is subject to a public path creation agreement, a public path creation order, or a public path diversion order, the agreement or order may exclude the right to plough the way or any part of it and may impose restrictions or conditions on the exercise of that right.

(2)Within seven days after ploughing a public right of way in the exercise of the right conferred by the foregoing subsection the occupier shall give to the authority responsible under section 46(1) below for the protection of the right of way notice of that fact.

(3)Where a public right of way is ploughed in the exercise of the said right the occupier of the land shall as soon as may be after the ploughing is completed reinstate the surface of the way.

(4)A person who fails to comply with the foregoing provisions of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction—

(a)in the case of a failure to comply with the provisions of an agreement or order as mentioned in the proviso to subsection (1) above, to a fine not exceeding [F125level 3 on the standard scale];

(b)in the case of a failure to comply with the provisions of subsection (2) above to a fine not exceeding [F126level 2 on the standard scale];

(c)in the case of a failure to comply with the provisions of subsection (3) above, to a fine not exceeding [F127level 3 on the standard scale];

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F128

(5)If an occupier ploughs a public right of way and fails to reinstate the surface of the way, the local planning authority [F129on whom a duty is imposed in relation to that way by section 46(1) of this Act may, after giving to the occupier not less than 14 days’ notice of their intention,] take all necessary steps for carrying out the work, and may recover from the occupier the amount of any expenses reasonably incurred by them in relation thereto.

(6)Nothing in the provisions of this section shall prejudice any limitation or condition having effect apart from those provisions.

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44 Pasturing of bulls.S

(1)No person shall, being the occupier of any field or enclosure through which there is a public right of way, permit any bull to be at large in such field or enclosure:

Provided that this section shall not apply to any bull which—

(a)does not exceed the age of 10 months; or

(b)is not of a recognised dairy breed and is at large in any field or enclosure in which cows or heifers are also at large.

(2)A person who fails to comply with the foregoing subsection shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F130level 3 on the standard scale].

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45 Power to authorise erection of stiles, etc., on public rights of way.S

(1)Where the owner, tenant or occupier of land which is used or being brought into use for agriculture or forestry represents to the authority responsible under section 46(1) below for the protection of a public right of way which crosses the land that, for securing that the use, or any particular use, of the land for agriculture or forestry shall be efficiently carried on, it is expedient that stiles, gates or other works for preventing the ingress or egress of animals should be erected on the way, the authority may, subject to such conditions as they may impose for maintenance and for enabling the right of way to be exercised without undue inconvenience to the public, authorise the erection of the stiles, gates or other works.

(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F131

(3)Where an authorisation is granted by an authority under subsection (1) above . . . F132, the right of way shall be deemed to be subject to a condition that the stiles, gates or works may be erected and maintained in accordance with the authorisation and so long as the conditions attached thereto are complied with.

(4)Nothing in the provisions of this section shall prejudice any limitation or condition having effect apart from those provisions.

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46 Protection and maintenance of rights of way.S

(1)It shall be the duty of a local planning authority to assert, protect and keep open and free from obstruction or encroachment any public right of way which is wholly or partly within their area, and they may for these purposes institute and defend legal proceedings and generally take such steps as they may deem expedient.

(2)[F133A] local planning authority may repair and maintain any public right of way (not being a road or a [F134footway]) within their area, but this power shall not relieve any other authority or person from any liability with respect to such repair or maintenance.

(3)Any person may with the consent of the local planning authority erect and maintain guide posts and direction notices on any public right of way other than a [F135public] road.

(4)Section 42 of the M11 Local Government (Scotland) Act 1894 is hereby repealed

[F136(5)The references in subsections (1) to (3) above to planning authorities shall be construed as references to planning authorities which carry out district planning functions; and in this subsection “district planning functions” has the same meaning as in Part IX of the M12Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.]

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47 Interpretation of Part III.S

In this Part of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • bridleway” means a way over which the public have the following, but no other, rights of way, that is to say, a right of way on foot and a right of way on horseback or leading a horse, with or without a right to drive animals of any description along that way;

  • footpath” means a way over which the public have the following, but no other, rights of way, that is to say, a right of way on foot with or without a right of way on pedal cycles;

  • horse” includes pony, ass and mule, and “horseback” shall be construed accordingly;

  • public path” has the meaning assigned to it in section 30 of this Act [F137;and

  • public road” has the same meaning as in the M13Roads (Scotland) Act 1984.]

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Part IVS Further Powers of Certain Authorities

48 Country Parks.S

(1)A country park is a park or pleasure ground in the countryside which by reason of its position in relation to major concentrations of population affords convenient opportunities to the public for enjoyment of the countryside or open-air recreation.

(2)Each local planning authority shall assess the need for a country park whether within or outwith their area or partly within and partly outwith their area and shall from time to time review that need; for the purposes of this subsection each local planning authority, or where a joint advisory committee has been established under subsection (8) below, that committee, shall from time to time consult with [F138Scottish Natural Heritage] and with such other local planning authorities as appear to them to be concerned.

(3)In assessing and reviewing the need for a country park under subsection (2) above, the local planning authority shall have regard to the existing availability and adequacy of such opportunities as are described in subsection (1) above.

(4)Any local planning authority may, whether within or outwith their area or partly within and partly outwith their area, provide, lay out, improve, maintain and manage a country park including any buildings, equipment, facilities, services or works ancillary thereto or which appear to them to be requisite for the enjoyment or convenience of the public, and the authority shall have power to make such charges as they think fit in connection with the use of the park by the public.

(5)Any two or more local planning authorities may combine together for the purpose of exercising the powers conferred by subsection (4) above and the expenditure incurred in the exercise of those powers shall be shared between the authorities on terms agreed by them having regard to the prospective use of the country park by the inhabitants of the areas of the respective authorities concerned or failing such agreement on terms determined by the Secretary of State having regard to the aforesaid consideration.

(6)Any local planning authority or authorities shall have power to act as agent for any other local planning authority or authorities in the exercise of their powers under subsection (4) above and may receive from the authority or authorities on whose behalf they act contributions towards the expenditure incurred in the exercise of those powers on terms agreed or determined as mentioned in subsection (5) above.

(7)The powers conferred by subsection (4) above may be exercised by a local planning authority either on land belonging to them, or, with the consent of all persons having an interest therein, on other land and they shall include power to make arrangements by agreement for the exercise of any of those powers on behalf of the authority by some other person on such terms as may be specified in the agreement.

(8)Any two or more local planning authorities may, . . . F139 concur in establishing a joint advisory committee for the purpose of making recommendations to those authorities as to the need mentioned in subsection (2) above, as to the provision of the country parks by those authorities, and for the purpose of consulting with [F138Scottish Natural Heritage] as to those matters; and any such committee shall be constituted in such manner as may be determined by the authorities by whom it is established:

Provided that a majority of the members of any such committee shall be members of those authorities.

(9). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F140

(10)For the purpose of any of their functions under this section a local planning authority may acquire land compulsorily,

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[F14148A Regional parks.S

(1)A regional park is an extensive area of land, part of which is devoted to the recreational needs of the public.

(2)Regional councils shall have power—

(a)by order to designate lands within their region as regional parks, and

(b)to manage as a single administrative unit any parts of any such park which are under the control of the council,

and where it is appropriate that lands extending into more than one region should be designated as a regional park the regional councils concerned may jointly exercise the powers conferred by this subsection.

(3)Subject to subsection (4)(c) below, an order under subsection (2)(a) above shall not take effect until it is confirmed by the Secretary of State, who may confirm such order either without modification or subject to such modifications as he considers expedient.

(4)The Secretary of State shall by regulations made by statutory instrument prescribe the procedure for making orders under subsection (2)(a) above and the form of such orders; and (without prejudice to the generality of this subsection) the regulations shall make provision as follows:—

(a)that before an order under subsection (2)(a) above is submitted to the Secretary of State for confirmation, notice of the terms of the order shall be given to the owners, lessees and occupiers of land within the area designated in the order, and to such other persons, if any, as may be specified in the regulations;

(b)the objections and representations with respect to the order, if duly made in accordance with the regulations, shall be considered by the Secretary of State before he confirms the order;

(c)that if no objections or representations are made in respect of any order, or if any objections or representations made are withdrawn, the order shall not be submitted to the Secratary of State for confirmation, but shall be confirmed without modification as an unopposed order by the council or councils who made it; and

(d)that copies of confirmed orders shall be served on such persons as may be specified in the regulations.

(5)Any statutory instrument made in terms of subsection (4) above shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(6)Where a planning application is made in relation to lands which fall within an area designated as a regional park, the planning authority shall have regard to the fact that the area has been so designated in considering the application.]

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49 Camping and caravan sites.S

(1)A local authority shall have power to provide camping sites for holiday or recreational purposes whether for the benefit of the inhabitants of their own area or otherwise, and to manage the sites or lease them to some other person.

(2)A local authority shall have power to do anything appearing to them desirable in connection with the provision of such sites, and in particular—

(a)to acquire land which is in use as a camping site or which has been laid out as a camping site, or

(b)to provide for the use of those occupying camping sites any services or facilities for their health or convenience.

(3)A local authority may make in respect of the use of sites managed by them, and of any services or facilities provided or made available under this section, such reasonable charges as they may determine.

(4)A local authority shall, in the performance of their functions under this section, have power to acquire land compulsorily where it appears to them that a camping site or an additional camping site is needed in their area, or that land which is in use as a camping site should in the interests of the general public be taken over by the local authority.

[F142(5)In the foregoing provisions of this section “local authority” means an islands or district council.]

(6)(7). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F143

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[F14449A

[F145(1)Scottish Natural Heritage may enter into an agreement with any person having an interest in land to do, or to secure the doing of, whatever in the opinion of the parties to the agreement may be necessary to secure the conservation and enhancement or to foster the understanding and enjoyment of the natural heritage of Scotland.

(2)A planning authority may enter into an agreement with any person having an interest in land to do or to secure the doing of whatever in the opinion of the parties to the agreement may be necessary to preserve or enhance the natural beauty of the countryside or to promote the enjoyment of the countryside by the public.

(3)An agreement under subsection (1) or (2) above shall be known as a “management agreement]

(4)A planning authority or [F146Scottish Natural Heritage] may make such payments in respect of such agreements as are specified in the agreement.

(5)Any person, being the liferenter of the heir of entail, in possession of any land shall have power to enter into management agreements relating to the land or any part thereof.

(6)The M14Trusts (Scotland) Act 1921 shall have effect as if among the powers conferred on trustees by section 4 thereof (which relates to the general power of trustees) there were included a power to enter into management agreements relating to the trusts estate or any part thereof.

(7)Subsections (8) to (10) of section 13 of this Act shall apply to management agreements as they apply to access agreements.

(8)Where any person having such an interest in any land as enables him to bind the land enters into any such agreement as aforesaid, the agreement may be registered either—

(a)in a case where the land affected by the agreement is registered in that Register, in the Land Register of Scotland, or

(b)in any other case, in the appropriate Division of the General Register of Sasines.

(9)Any agreement registered in terms of subsection (8) above shall be enforceable at the instance of the planning authority or of [F146Scottish Natural Heritage], as the case may be, against persons deriving title to the land from the person who entered into the agreement; provided that any such agreement shall not be enforceable against a third party who shall have in good faith and for value acquired right (whether completed by infeftment or not) to the land prior to the agreement being registered as aforesaid, of against any person deriving title from such third party.

(10)Notwithstanding the terms of any management agreement, it shall be open at any time to the parties, as the case may be, to agree to terminate it; and where any management agreement has been registered in terms of subsection (8) above, the subsection agreement to terminate it shall be registered in the like manner.]

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50 Provision of accommodation, meals and refreshments.S

(1)A local authority may make arrangements for securing the provision in the countryside in their area (whether by the authority or by other persons) of accommodation, meals and refreshments and may for the purposes of such arrangements erect such buildings and carry out such work as may appear to them to be expedient:

Provided that a local authority shall not under this subsection provide accommodation, meals or refreshments except in so far as it appears to them that the facilities therefor are inadequate or unsatisfactory, either generally or as respects any description of accommodation, meals or refreshments, as the case may be.

(2)A local authority may acquire land compulsorily for the purposes of any of their functions under the foregoing subsection.

[F147(3)In this section “local authority” means a district council, an islands council, a general planning authority or a district planning authority.]

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51 Parking Places.S

(1)The powers to provide parking places conferred on [F148local [F149roads] authorities in Scotland by section 32 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984] shall include a power to provide parking places where it appears to the authority desirable to do so to facilitate the enjoyment of the countryside by members of the public.

[F150(2)General and district planning authorities may exercise the power conferred by the foregoing subsection and for that purpose may acquire land compulsorily; and [F151sections 32, 33, 35, 41, 101 and 102 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984] shall apply for the purposes of this subsection as if for any reference therein to a local authority there were substituted a reference to a general or district planning authority.]

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F151Words substituted by virtue of Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27, SIF 107:1) s. 146, Sch. 13 para 3(b) (the previous text in this place was “sections 28 (except subsection (6), 29, 31, 32, 52, 53 and 96 of the said Act of 1967” and the words substituted above were expressed to be substituted by Sch. 13 para. 3(b) of the 1984 Act for “sections 28, 29, 31, 32, 52, 53 and 96 of the said Act of 1967)”

52 Amendment of Local Government (Development and Finance) (Scotland) Act 1964.S

(1)Section 2(1) of the M15Local Government (Development and Finance) (Scotland) Act 1964 (which relates to the power of local authorities to carry out work on land) shall be amended by adding after paragraph (b) the words

or

(c)enabling members of the public to enjoy the countryside or engage in open-air recreation there.

[F152(2A)For the purposes of section 2(1)(a) and (c) and (2) of the said M16Act of 1964, general and district planning authorities may acquire land compulsorily.

(2B)For the purposes of section 2(1)(b) of the said Act of 1964, planning authorities may acquire land compulsorily.]

(3)The reference in section 3(2) of the said Act of 1964 (supplementary powers) to the powers conferred by section 2 of that Act shall include a reference to any powers conferred by this Act to carry out work, or provide services or facilities.

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53 Contributions by or to local authorities.S

(1)A local authority may defray or contribute towards, or undertake to defray or contribute towards, expenditure incurred or to be incurred for the purposes of this Act by any other local authority, or by any other public body or person, and may receive from such a body or person contributions in respect of any expenditure so incurred or to be incurred.

In this subsection “expenditure for the purposes of this Act”, in relation to a local authority, includes expenditure in respect of which grant may be paid by virtue of section 67 of this Act.

(2)In this section “local authority” includes a local planning authority.

54 Byelaws.S

[F153(1)A local authority may, as respects land in their area belonging to them and situated in the countryside, and [F154a general or district planning] authority may, as respects—

(a)a public path created—

(i)in accordance with a public path creation agreement to which they are party;

(ii)by a public path creation order made by them and confirmed where necessary by the Secretary of State; or

(iii)by a public path diversion order made by them and confirmed where necessary by the Secretaty of State;

(b)a long-distance route which passes through their area;

(c)a public right of way in relation to which a duty is imposed on them by section 46(1) of this Act;

(d)a country park provided by them under section 48 of this Act; . . . F155

(e)land or a waterway—

(i)in relation to which an agreement or order has been made by them for the purpose of giving access to the public;

or

(ii)to which the public are given access in consequence of acquisition by the authority [F156; or

(f)a picnic site managed by them by virtue of section 4 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984,]

make byelaws for the preservation of order, for the prevention of damage to the land, path, route, right of way, park [F157, waterway or picnic site] or anything thereon, therein, or adjacent thereto, and for securing that persons resorting thereto will so behave themselves as to avoid undue interference with the enjoyment of the land, path, route, right of way, park [F157, waterway or picnic site] by other persons.

(1A)In subsection (1) above—

  • long-distance” means a route in relation to which there are approved proposals under section 40 of this Act (or approved proposals having effect subject to the provisions of a report or direction under section 42 of this Act) and includes any road forming part of the route and any ferry, proposals for the provision and operation of which are included in the approved proposals; and

  • public path” has the meaning assigned to it in section 30 of this Act.]

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing subsection, byelaws under that subsection may prohibit, restrict or regulate—

(a)the use of the land, [F158path, route, right of way,] park [F159, waterway or picnic site], either generally or in any manner specified in the byelaws, by traffic of any description, or for any recreational purpose, so specified;

(b)the use of the waterway by boats which are not for the time being registered with the authority in such manner as the byelaws may provide, and may authorise the authority to make reasonable charges in respect of the registration of boats in pursuance of the byelaws;

(c)the depositing of rubbish and the leaving of litter;

(d)the lighting of fires;

and may be made so as to relate either to the whole or to any part of the land, [F158path, route, right of way] park [F159 , waterway of picnic site], and may make different provisions for different parts thereof.

(3)Before making byelaws under the foregoing provisions of this section a local authority may . . . F160 consult with [F161Scottish Natural Heritage].

[F162(4)Scottish Natural Heritage may in relation to land—

(a)owned or managed by it; or

(b)to which an access agreement or order made by it applies,

make byelaws with respect to any of the matters mentioned in the foregoing provisions of this section.]

[F163(5)In this section “local authority” means a district council, an islands council, a general planning authority or a district planning authority.]

[F164(5A)Byelaws made under this section in relation to long-distance routes shall not come into operation in relation to any part of the route until—

(a)the Secretary of State’s approval of the route under section 40 of this Act has been notified to the local authority or planning authority as the case may be; and

(b)access over that part of the route is available to the public.]

(6)Byelaws made under this or the next succeeding section shall not interfere with the exercise of any public right of way or navigation or of any functions of statutory undertakers or any port authority [F165or with the running of a telecommunications code system or the exersise of any right conferred by or in accordance with the telecommunications code on the operator of any such system.]

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55 Default powers of Secretary of State as to byelaws.S

(1)If [F166a general or district planning] authority, when required by the Secretary of State, as respects land or a waterway in relation to which an agreement or order has been made by them for the purpose of giving access to the public or such an order has been prepared in draft by him, or to which the public are given access in consequence of acquisition under Part II of this Act, to make byelaws with respect to any of the matters with respect to which they are empowered by the last foregoing section to make byelaws, do not within three months after being so required comply with the requirement to the satisfaction of the Secretary of State, he may himself make byelaws in relation to the matters, and as respects the land or waterway, in question:

Provided that before making byelaws under this section in relation to areas in the countryside the Secretary of State may . . . F167 consult with [F168Scottish Natural Heritage].

(2)Before making any byelaws under this section the Secretary of State shall cause the proposed byelaws to be made known in the locality to which they relate, shall give an opportunity for objections being made to the proposed byelaws, shall receive and consider all objections made and may if he considers it necessary or desirable cause a local inquiry to be held.

(3)Any byelaws made by the Secretary of State under this section shall have effect as if they had been made by the local planning authority and confirmed by the Secretary of State, and the provisions of this Act and of any enactment thereby applied shall have effect in relation to the byelaws accordingly.

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[F17056A Control of noise in quiet areas.S

(1)For the purpose of preventing disturbance by the engine noise of vehicles and aircraft to the enjoyment by the public of quiet areas of the countryside, district and islands councils shall, subject to the following provisions of this section, have power by byelaws to control—

(a)the use on land of waterways of vehicles (including hovercraft and boats); and

(b)the landing and taking off of aircraft.

(2)Byelaws made under subsection (1) above shall not apply to the use of such vehicles of aircraft by—

(a)emergency services;

(b)statutory undertakers; or

(c)owners, occupiers or tenants of the land, or owners of an interest in the land, on which the disturbance occurs, provided that the use involved is for the exercise of sporting rights.

(3)Subsection (1) above shall not apply to the Crown.

(4)In this section—

(a)aircraft” includes model aircraft.

(b)vehicles” includes model vehicles.]

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57 Supplementary provisions as to byelaws.S

(1)Sections [F171[F172202] to 204] of the Local Government (Scotland) Act [F171M171973] (which relate to the procedure for making byelaws, penalties and the proof of byelaws in legal proceedings) shall apply to byelaws made by [F173Scottish Natural Heritage] or a local planning authority or an Electricity Board under section 54, . . . F174 or section 64 of this Act as if [F173Scottish Natural Heritage] or authority or Board were a local authority within the meaning of the said Act of [F1711973].

(2)In relation to byelaws made under the said section 54 . . . F174 or the said section 64 the confirming authority for the purposes of [F171section 202 of the said Act of 1973] shall be the Secretary of State.

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58 Powers of the Forestry Commissioners.S

(1)The Forestry Commissioners constituted under the Forestry Acts 1919 to 1945 (in this and the next succeeding section referred to as “the commissioners”) shall have the powers conferred on them by this section.

(2)The Commissioners may, on any land placed at their disposal by the Secretary of State, provide, or arrange for or assist in the provision of tourist, recreational or sporting facilities and any equipment, facilities or works ancillary thereto, including without prejudice to that generality—

(a)accommodation for visitors;

(b)camping sites and caravan sites;

(c)places for meals and refreshments;

(d)picnic places, viewpoint stances, parking places, routes for nature study and footpaths;

(e)information and display centres;

(f)shops in connection with any of the aforesaid facilities;

(g)public conveniences;

and the Commissioners shall have power to make such charges as they think fit in connection with any of those facilities.

In this subsection “provide” includes manage, maintain and improve.

(3)The Commissioners’ powers to make byelaws under section 46 of the M18Forestry Act 1967 shall include a power to make byelaws for regulating the reasonable use by the public of the facilities described in subsection (2) above, and in relation to any such matter as is described in section 54(2) above.

(4)[F175Scottish Natural Heritage] shall have power to act as agent for the Commissioners in the exercise of their powers under subsection (2) above.

(5)The definition of “public open space” in section 9(6) of the Forestry Act 1967 shall be amended by inserting after “1949” the words “ or of Part II or section 48 of the Countryside (Scotland) Act 1967 ”.

(6)Section 41 of the Forestry Act 1967 (which relates to the Forestry Fund) shall be amended as follows—

(a)in subsection (3)(b)(i) the word “and” shall be omitted and after the words “the Plant Health Act 1967” in that subsection there shall be inserted the words—

and

(iii)the Countryside (Scotland) Act 1967;

(b)in subsection (4), after the word “Act” there shall be inserted the words “ or received by them in the exercise of their powers under the Countryside (Scotland) Act 1967 ”.

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C11The text of s. 46(4), 52(1), 58(5)(6) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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59 Extension of powers of Secretary of State under section 39 of the Forestry Act 1967.S

The power of the Secretary of State under section 39 of the M19Forestry Act 1967 to acquire land shall include power to acquire land in proximity to land placed by him at the disposal of the Commissioners where it appears to him that the land which it is proposed to acquire is reasonably required by the Commissioners for the provision of such facilities as are mentioned in subsection (2) of the last foregoing section, . . . F176

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60 Extension of powers of Secretary of State as respects certain land held by him.S

(1)Notwithstanding anything contained in the enactments mentioned in subsection (7) below the Secretary of State may, as respects land to which this section applies, exercise the powers conferred on the Forestry Commissioners by section 58(2) of this Act.

(2)The Secretary of State may make byelaws for regulating the reasonable use by the public of land to which this section applies and facilities made available thereunder, and in relation to any such matter as is described in section 54(2) above.

(3)Before making any byelaws under this section the Secretary of State shall cause the proposed byelaws to be made known in the locality to which they relate, shall give an opportunity for objections being made to the proposed byelaws, shall receive and consider all objections made and may if he considers it necessary or desirable cause a local inquiry to be held.

(4)When such byelaws are made the Secretary of State shall cause them to be published in such manner as appears to him to be necessary to make them known to persons in the locality to which they relate, and shall on application furnish to any person a copy of the byelaws on payment of such [F177reasonable sum] as he may determine.

(5)A byelaw made under this section shall be deemed to be a regulation within the meaning of the M20Documentary Evidence Act 1868 and may be proved accordingly.

(6)If anyone fails to comply with, or acts in contravention of, any byelaw made under this section he shall be guilty of an offence and be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F178level 2 on the standard scale].

(7)This section applies to land held by the Secretary of State under or for the purposes of any of the following enactments—

(a)the M21Congested Districts (Scotland) Act 1897;

(b)the M22Sailors and Soldiers (Gifts for Land Settlement) Act 1916;

(c)the Small Holding Colonies Acts 1916 and 1918;

(d)the M23Land Settlement (Scotland) Act 1919;

(e)(f). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F179

(g)the M24Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948;

(h)the M25Forestry Act 1967,

but does not apply to land which for the time being is placed by the Secretary of State at the disposal of the Forestry Commissioners under the said Act of 1967.

(8)[F180Scottish Natural Heritage] shall have power to act as agent for the Secretary of State in the exercise of his powers under subsection (1) above.

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61 Improvement of waterways for purposes of open-air recreation.S

(1)Subject to the provisions of the next following section, a local planning authority [F181may, as respects any waterway in] their area, carry out such work and do such other things as may appear to them expedient for facilitating the use of the waterway by the public for sailing, boating, bathing, fishing or other water sport or recreation, but in doing so shall take into consideration the disturbance of any fishing rights over the waterway which may be caused thereby.

(2)A local planning authority may, as respects any waterway in their area, enter into an agreement, on such terms as to payment or otherwise as may be specified in the agreement, with any public body on whom powers are conferred in relation to the waterway by or under any enactment, for the exercise by that body of any power conferred on the local planning authority by the last foregoing subsection.

(3)Where an agreement is made under the last foregoing subsection for the exercise of any power by any such body as is therein mentioned, no limitation imposed by law on the capacity of that body by virtue of the constitution thereof shall operate so as to prevent the body from exercising that power.

(4)Where it appears to the Secretary of State, as respects a waterway in the area of a local planning authority, that any power conferred on the authority by subsection (1) above should be exercised by any such body as is mentioned in subsection (2) above, and the local planning authority have not entered into an agreement with the said body under the said subsection (2), the Secretary of State may direct that the said power shall be exercisable by the said body:

Provided that no direction shall be given under this subsection except after consultation with the local planning authority and the said body.

(5)Subject to the following provisions of this section, no body shall exercise any power conferred by this section without the consent of every local water authority having functions relating to the waterway in question; and before exercising any such power the body shall consult with every other body which under any enactment has functions relating to that waterway.

(6)Where any local water authority referred to in the last foregoing subsection has refused its consent to a proposed exercise of powers under this section, the body proposing to exercise the power may apply to the Secretary of State who, if he is satisfied that the consent of the authority was unreasonably withheld, may authorise the proposed exercise of powers subject to such conditions or modifications as he may think fit.

(7)Where any body consulted under subsection (5) above objects to a proposed exercise of powers under this section, and the objection is not withdrawn, the proposal shall not be proceeded with unless the body proposing to exercise the power applies to the Secretary of State who, if he is satisfied that it is expedient so to do, may authorise the proposed exercise of powers subject to such conditions or modifications as he may think fit, and if not so satisfied may refuse to authorise the proposed exercise of powers.

(8)Before deciding whether to authorise any proposal on an application to him under either of the last two foregoing subsections, the Secretary of State shall consult with [F182Scottish Natural Heritage] and shall afford to the body proposing to exercise the power and to every local water authority which has refused its consent and to every other body which has objected to the proposed exercise of powers an opportunity of being heard by a person appointed by him for the purpose, and shall consider that person’s report.

(9)Any local planning authority may acquire land compulsorily for the purpose of enabling any power conferred by this section to be exercised.

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62 Exercise of powers under section 61.S

(1)The provisions of the last foregoing section shall not authorise a body to do anything in relation to land in which any other person has an interest, if apart from that section the doing thereof would be actionable at his instance by virtue of that interest and he does not consent to the doing thereof:

Provided that this subsection shall not apply in the case of land to or over which the public have access by virtue of an access order, but the exercise of any power under the last foregoing section as respects such land shall be subject to the provisions of Part II of this Act and of this section relating to such orders.

(2)Any body proposing, in the exercise of the powers conferred by the last foregoing section, to carry out any work on land comprised in an access order, whether the work is specified in the order or not, shall give to the owner and occupier of the land not less than twenty-eight days’ notice of their intention so to do, specifying the work to be carried out.

(3)Where the work specified in a notice given under the foregoing subsection has not been specified in an access order as mentioned in section 14(8) above, then if before the expiration of the said notice the owner or occupier of the land serves notice of objection on the body they shall not carry out the work except in accordance with the provisions of the next following subsections.

(4)A body on whom notice of objection has been served under the last foregoing subsection shall afford to the objector an opportunity of being heard by a person appointed by them for the purpose and shall then determine either—

(a)not to carry out the work to which the objection relates, or

(b)to carry out the work, either as originally proposed or with such modifications as the body may determine,

and shall serve notice of their determination on the objector; and where the body determine as mentioned in paragraph (b) above, they may proceed with the work in accordance with the determination at any time after the expiration of fourteen days from the date on which notice of the determination is served on the objector:

Provided that if the objector serves notice of appeal under the next following subsection the body shall not proceed with the work except in accordance with the provisions of that subsection.

(5)Any person aggrieved by a determination of any body under the last foregoing subsection may within the period of fourteen days therein mentioned serve notice of appeal against the determination on the Secretary of State and on that body; and where notice of appeal is served under this subsection the Secretary of State, after affording to the appellant and to the body an opportunity of being heard by a person appointed by him for the purpose, and after considering that person’s report, shall either direct that the body may carry out the work (whether as specified in the notice given under subsection (2) above or subject to such modifications or conditions as the Secretary of State may think fit) or shall direct the body not to carry out the work.

(6)Any power conferred by subsection (4)(b) above or by the last foregoing subsection to modify the work specified in a notice given under subsection (2) above shall not be exercised so as to affect land not affected by the notice.

(7)Where the value of the interest of any person in land is depreciated, or any person has suffered damage by being disturbed in his enjoyment of land, in consequence of any work done under the powers conferred by the last foregoing section, on land comprised in an access order, the body who carried out the work shall pay to that person compensation equal to the amount of the depreciation or damage:

  • Provided that nothing in this subsection shall confer on a person a right to compensation for depreciation of the value of an interest in land, or for disturbance in his enjoyment of land, of which account has already been taken or will be taken in fixing compensation under section 20 above:

  • Provided also that nothing in this subsection shall confer on a person a right to such compensation in respect of land or the enjoyment thereof, not being in either case land on which the work was carried out or land held therewith, unless the carrying out of the work would have been actionable at his instance if it had been carried out otherwise than in the exercise of statutory powers.

(8)A claim for compensation under the last foregoing subsection shall be made within such time and in such manner as may be prescribed and shall be made to the body by whom the work was carried out.

(9)In this section “work” includes such other things as are referred to in section 61(1) above.

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63 Provision of recreational facilities by local water authorities.S

(1)Subject to subsection (5) of this section a local water authority within the meaning of the Water (Scotland) Act [F1831980] may, if it appears to them reasonable to do so—

(a)permit the use by members of the public, for the purposes of any form of recreation, of any waterway or land in which the authority have an interest;

(b)provide, or otherwise make available, facilities for use by person resorting to any such waterway or land for the purposes of any such form of recreation.

(2)The powers of a local water authority under subsection (1) above shall, in the case of a waterway or land in which the authority have an interest but which they do not own, be exercisable only with the consent of the owners thereof:

Provided that where those powers are to be exercised in relation to a particular part of a waterway the consent of the owners of that part only need be obtained if the authority are satisfied that the exercise of those powers will not prejudice the rights or interests of other owners.

(3)The provisions of this section shall not authorise any authority, body or person to do or permit anything in relation to a waterway or land in which any other person has an interest if apart from this section the doing or permitting thereof would be actionable at his instance by virtue of that interest and he does not consent to the doing or permitting thereof.

(4)A local water authority may make such reasonable charges as they may determine in respect of the use for the purposes of recreation of any such waterway or land as is described in subsection (1) above, and of any facilities made available by the authority under that subsection.

(5)A local water authority may let to any person, for such consideration and on such terms and conditions as they think fit, any works constructed by them for the purpose of providing facilities under subsection (1) above, and may authorise that person to make such reasonable charges as the authority may determine in respect of the use thereof as mentioned in that subsection.

(6)A local water authority may receive contributions from any authority, body or person in respect of the cost of the provision of the facilities mentioned in subsection (1) above, and those facilities may be provided by a local water authority jointly with any other authority, body or person.

(7)A local water authority may make byelaws prohibiting such a waterway or land as is described in subsection (1) above and as may be specified in the byelaws from being used for boating (whether with mechanically propelled boats or otherwise), swimming or other recreational purposes, or regulating the way in which any such waterway or land so specified may be used for any of those purposes, and when making byelaws under this subsection the authority shall have regard to the need to protect water from pollution and to the need to avoid conflict which might arise from the use of the water or land for various recreational purposes.

(8)Byelaws made in respect of any waterway by virtue of subsection (7) above may include provision prohibiting the use thereof by boats which are not for the time being registered with the local water authority in such manner as the byelaws may provide; and the byelaws may authorise the authority to make reasonable charges in respect of the registration of boats in pursuance of the byelaws.

(9)A local water authority may take such action as they consider necessary to remedy the effect of any contravention of, or failure to comply with, byelaws made under subsection (7) above, and may recover the expenses reasonably incurred by them in doing so from the person in default.

(10)Sections [F18371(6)] and [F18372] of the Water (Scotland) Act [F1831980] shall have effect in relation to byelaws made under subsection (7) above as they have effect in relation to byelaws made under the said section [F18371].

(11)For the purposes of this section a local water authority shall be deemed to have an interest in a waterway or land if they have power to make byelaws under the said Act of [F1831980] in relation to the waterway or land, and any reference to a local water authority shall be construed as including a reference to a water development board within the meaning of the Water (Scotland) Act [F1831980].

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65 Wardens.S

(1)An authority to which this section applies may appoint such number of persons as may appear to the authority to be expedient to act as [F185rangers] as respects any land or waterway in relation to which byelaws made by the authority are in force under or by virtue of this Act, or in relation to which the authority have power to make such byelaws.

(2)The purposes for which [F185rangers] may be appointed by an authority under this section as respects any land or waterway are—

(a)to advise and assist the public as to any matter relating to the use of the land or waterway;

(b)to secure compliance with any such byelaws as are described in the foregoing subsection; and

(c)to perform such other duties in relation to the land or waterway as the authority may determine.

(3)For the purpose of exercising any function conferred on him by or under this section a [F186ranger] appointed thereunder may enter upon any land, or go on any waterway,

[F187(a)comprised in an access agreement or order in force under Part II of this Act; or

(b)in relation to which byelaws made under section 56A of this Act are in force; or

(c)as respects which he is otherwise appointed to act as a ranger.]

(4)Any two or more authorities to which this section applies may agree to share the expenses of appointing [F186rangers] under subsection (1) above as respects any land or waterway on such terms as may be specified in the agreement.

(5)This section applies to the following authorities—

(a)the Secretary of State;

(b)[F188Scottish Natural Heritage];

[F189(c)islands and district councils;

(d)general and district planning authorities;]

(e)the Forestry Commissioners constituted under the Forestry Acts 1919 to 1945;

[F190(f)water authorities within the meaning of section 109(1) of the M26Water (Scotland) Act 1980];

(g)water development boards within the meaning of the M27Water (Scotland) Act [F1911980];

(h)(i). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F192

[F193(6)In this section “land” includes a long-distance route as defined in section 54(1A) of this Act.]

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66 Conservation of natural beauty. S

In the excersise of their functions relating to land under any enactment every Minister, government department and public body shall have regard to the desirability of conserving [F194the natural heritage of Scotland within the meaning of the Natural Heritage (Scotland) Act 1991].

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67, 68.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F195S

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69 Acquisition, appropriation, disposal, etc. of land.S

(1)The M28Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1947 shall apply in relation to the compulsory acquisition of land under this Act as if this Act had been in force immediately before the commencement of that Act, and in relation to such acquisition of land—

(a)by the Secretary of State, as if section 1(1)(b) of that Act included a reference to the Secretary of State, and

(b)by [F196Scottish Natural Heritage] or by a local planning authority, as if [F197it or] they were a local authority within the meaning of that Act.

(2)No land may be compulsorily acquired under this Act unless the acquisition is authorised by the Secretary of State.

(3)For the purposes of this Act [F198a general or district planning] authority shall have the powers conferred on a local authority by [F199sections 70, 71, 73 and 74 and section 85 of the M29Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973] (acquisition, appropriation and disposal of land and gifts of land) and [F199Sections 70(3) and 211] of that Act (application of Lands Clauses Acts etc. and enforcement of duty) shall apply to [F200a general or district planning] authority as they apply to a local authority.

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70 Supplementary provisions as to compensation under ss. 20, 37 and 62.S

(1)The following provisions shall have effect in respect of compensation under sections 20, 37 and 62 of this Act.

(2)Any dispute arising on a claim for any such compensation shall be determined by the Lands Tribunal for Scotland, but until sections 1 to 3 of the M30Lands Tribunal Act 1949 come into force as regards Scotland, any such dispute shall be determined by an official arbiter appointed under Part I of the M31Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1963.

(3)Subject to the provisions of this section the said Act of 1963, so far as appropriate, shall apply in relation to any question of disputed compensation referred to in subsection (1) above as it applies to any such question referred to in section 2(1) of that Act, with the substitution for references to the acquiring authority of references to the [F201body] from whom the compensation in question is claimed.

(4)Rules 2 to 4 of the rules contained in section 12 of the said Act of 1963 (rules for assessing compensation) shall apply to the calculation of any compensation referred to in subsection (1) above, in so far as it is calculated by reference to the depreciation of the value of an interest in land.

(5)In the case of an interest in land subject to a heritable security—

(a)compensation referred to in subsection (1) above in respect of the depreciation of that interest shall be calculated as if the interest were not subject to the heritable security;

(b)a claim or application for the payment of any such compensation, or an application for the recording of a claim in respect of the interest under section 22(1) of this Act, may be made by any person who when the order giving rise to the compensation was made was the heritable creditor, or by any person claiming under such a person, but without prejudice to the making of a claim or application by any other person;

(c)a heritable creditor shall not be entitled to any such compensation in respect of his interest as such; and

(d)any compensation payable in respect of the interest subject to the heritable security shall be paid to the heritable creditor or, where there is more than one heritable creditor, to the creditor whose heritable security has priority over any other heritable securities secured on the land, and shall in either case be applied by him as if it were proceeds of sale.

(6)In this section “heritable security” has the same meaning as in the Conveyancing (Scotland) Act 1924 except that it includes a security constituted by ex facie absolute disposition or assignation, and “heritable creditor” shall be construed accordingly.

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72 Exemption of Commission from betterment levy.S

Section 56 of the M32Land Commission Act 1967 (exemption of public bodies from levy) shall apply to [F203Scottish Natural Heritage], and accordingly after subsection 4(c) of that section there shall be inserted the following words;—

(c)(i)the Countryside Commission for Scotland;.

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73 Crown land.S

(1)If the appropriate authority consent thereto, the power to carry out work, provide series or facilities conferred on [F204Scottish Natural Heritage], local authorities and local planning authorities by this Act or by section 2 of the M33Local Government (Development and Finance) (Scotland) Act 1964 may be exercised on Crown land.

(2)Parts II and III of this Act shall apply to Crown land, but subject to the following modifications—

(a)no access order, public path creation order, public path extinguishment order or public path diversion order shall be made as respects such land except with the consent of the appropriate authority;

(b)no such land shall be acquired under the said Part II or III except with such consent;

(c)if any land comprised in an access agreement or order, not being excepted land as defined for the purposes of the said Part II, becomes Crown land while it is so comprised, the access agreement or order shall cease to apply to the land unless the appropriate authority consent to the continued application thereto of the agreement or order.

(3)An access agreement made by any government department shall be of no effect unless it is approved by the Treasury, and in considering whether to make or approve an access agreement relating to land belonging to a government department or held in trust for Her Majesty for the purposes of a government department, the department and the Treasury shall have regard to the purposes for which the land is held by or for the department.

(4)Byelaws made under this Act shall apply to Crown land if the appropriate authority consent to their application thereto.

(5)In this section “Crown land” and “the appropriate authority” have the same meaning as in section 83 of the Act of 1947, and the provisions of subsection (6) of that section as to the determination of questions shall apply for the purposes of this section.

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74 Expenses.S

(1)The Secretary of State may pay such sums in respect of the expenses of [F205Scottish Natural Heritage] as he may, with the consent of the Treasury, determine.

(2)There shall be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament—

(a)any expenses incurred by the Secretary of State under this Act; and

(b)any increase in the sums payable out of moneys so provided under any enactment relating to local government in Scotland or under the M34Forestry Act 1967.

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75 Powers of entry.S

(1)For the purpose of surveying land in connection with—

F206(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)the acquisition under this Act of the land or of any interest therein whether by agreement or compulsorily,

(c)the making of an access order with respect thereto, or

(d)the making of a public path creation order, public path extinguishment order or public path diversion order,

any person duly authorised in writing by the Secretary of State, F207. . . or other authority having power so to exercise functions, or to acquire land or to make the order, as the case may be, may, at any reasonable time, enter upon the land.

(2)For the purpose of surveying land, or of estimating its value, in connection with any claim for compensation payable by virtue of this Act by the Secretary of State, F207. . . or other authority in respect of that or any other land, any person being an officer of the Valuation Office or a person duly authorised in writing by the authority from whom the compensation is claimed may, at any reasonable time, enter upon the land.

(3)A person authorised under this section to enter upon any land, shall, if so required by the occupier or anyone acting on his behalf, produce evidence of his authority, and shall not demand admission as of right to any land which is occupied unless at least fourteen days’ notice in writing of the intended entry has been given to the occupier.

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(5)A person entering upon any land by virtue of this section may take with him such other persons as may be necessary, and on leaving any premises which he has so entered, being either unoccupied premises, or premises of which the occupier is temporarily absent, shall leave them as effectively secured against unauthorised entry as he found them.

(6)A person who wilfully obstructs any person acting in the exercise of his powers under this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F209level 3 on the standard scale].

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76 Inquiries and service of notices.S

(1)[F210Section 267 of the M35Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1972] (which provides for the holding by a Minister of local inquiries) shall apply for the purposes of this Act.

(2)[F210Section 269 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) M36Act 1972] (which provides for the services of notices and other documents) shall apply to notices and other documents required or authorised to be served or given under this Act:

Provided that this subsection shall not apply to the service of any notice required or authorised to be served under Schedule 1 to the M37Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1947 as applied by this Act.

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77 Orders.S

Any order under this Act may be varied or revoked by a subsequent order made in the like manner and subject to the like provisions:

Provided that, without prejudice to the making of a new access order under Part II of this Act, an access order under the said Part II shall not be varied so as to comprise land not comprised in the original order.

78 InterpretationS

(1)In this Act unless the context otherwise requires—

  • the Act of 1947” means the M38Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1947;

  • agricultural land” means land used for the purposes of agriculture within the meaning of section 86(3) of the M39Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948 and “agricultural purposes” shall be construed accordingly;

  • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F211

  • boat” includes any hover vehicle or craft being a vehicle or craft designed to be supported on a cushion of air and which is used on or over water;

  • F212. . .

  • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F213

  • enactment” has the same meaning as in the Act of 1947;

  • [F214footway” has the same meaning as in the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984;]

  • function” includes power and duty;

  • interest”, in relation to land, includes any right over land, whether the right is exercisable by virtue of the ownership of an interest in land or by virtue of a licence or agreement, and in particular includes sporting and fishing rights;

  • land” includes land covered by water and, in relation to the acquisition or disposal of land by virtue of this Act, any right or interest in or over land;

  • livestock rearing land” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(3) of the M40Livestock Rearing Act 1951;

  • local authority[F215means a regional, islands or district council];

  • local planning authority[F216means a general, regional or district planning authority within the meaning of Part IX of the M41Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.]

  • open country” has the meaning assigned to it by section 10(2) of this Act;

  • owner”, in relation to land, means the person who, for the time being, receives, or, if the land were let, would be entitled to receive the rent of the land, or who, in the case of land which is unlet, is entitled to occupy the land, and includes any trustee, tutor, curator, factor, agent or other person receiving the rent on behalf of any other person, and also a joint owner;

  • prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by statutory instrument by the Secretary of State subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament;

  • public body” includes any local authority, local planning authority or statutory undertaker, and any trustees, commissioners, board or other persons who as a public body and not for their own profit act under any enactment for the improvement of any place or the production or supply of any commodity or service;

  • [F217refreshments” includes alcoholic liquor within the meaning of the M42Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976;]

  • [F218road” has the same meaning as in the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984;]

    statutory undertakers” and “statutory undertaking” have the meanings assigned to them by section 113 of the Act of 1947;

  • waterway” means any loch, lake, river, reservoir, canal or other waters, being (in any case) water suitable, or which can reasonably be rendered suitable, for sailing, boating, bathing, fishing or other water sport or recreation.

(2)References in this Act to the conservation of natural beauty of an area shall be construed as including references to the conservation of features of geological or physiographical interest therein and of the flora and fauna thereof.

(3)References in this Act to any enactment are references to that enactment as amended by or under any subsequent enactment including this Act.

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F212In s. 78(1), definition of "the countryside" repealed (1.4.1992) by Natural Heritage (Scotland) Act 1991 (c. 28, SIF 46:1), s. 27(2), Sch.11; S.I. 1991/2633, art. 4

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79 Short title and extent.S

(1)This Act may be cited as the Countryside (Scotland) Act 1967.

(2)This Act, . . . F219 shall extend to Scotland only.

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SCHEDULES

[F220 SCHEDULE 1]S

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Section 11.

SCHEDULE 2S General Restrictions to be observed by persons having access by virtue of Part II of this Act to land which is or which gives or forms part of access to Open Country

Section 11(1) of this Act shall not apply to a person who, upon the land in question, commits any crime or offence, or who without lawful authority,—

(a)

drives or rides any vehicle;

(b)

lights any fire or does any act which is likely to cause a fire;

(c)

takes, or allows to enter or remain, any dog not under proper control;

(d)

wilfully kills, takes or molests any animal, bird or fish or takes or injures any eggs or nests;

(e)

bathes in any non-tidal water in contravention of a notice displayed near the water prohibiting bathing, being a notice displayed, and purporting to be displayed, with the approval of [F231Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be, the general or district planning authority];

(f)

engages in any operations of or connected with hunting, shooting, fishing, snaring, taking or destroying of animals, birds or fish, or brings or has any engine, instrument or apparatus used for hunting, shooting, fishing, snaring, taking or destroying animals, birds or fish;

(g)

wilfully damages the land or anything thereon or therein;

(h)

obstructs the flow of any drain or watercourse, opens, shuts or otherwise interferes with any sluice-gate or other apparatus, or neglects to shut any gate or to fasten it if any means of so doing is provided;

(i)

affixes or writes any advertisement, bill, placard or notice;

(j)

deposits any rubbish or leaves any litter;

(k)

wantonly disturbs, annoys or obstructs any person engaged in any lawful occupation.

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Sections 14, 31, 34 and 35.

SCHEDULE 3S Provisions as to Making Confirmation, Coming into Operation and Validity of Certain Orders

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Part IS Provisions for Making and Confirming Access Orders and Certain Orders relating to Public Paths

1(1)Before [F232a body makes] an access order, a public path creation order, a public path extinguishment order or a public path diversion order [F233it] shall give notice in the prescribed form— S

[F234(a)stating the general effect of the order and that it is about to be made and, subject to paragraph 2(1A) of this Schedule, submitted for confirmation,]

(b)naming a place in the area in which the land to which the order relates is situated where a [F235draft] of the order and of the map referred to therein may be inspected free of charge at all reasonable hours, and

(c)specifying the time (not being less than twenty-eight days from the date of the first publication of the notice) within which, and the manner in which, representations or objections with respect to the [F236draft] order may be made.

(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F237

(3)The notices to be given under [F238sub-paragraph (1) above] shall be given—

(a)in the case of an access order or a public path creation order, by publication in at least one local newspaper circulating in the area in which the land to which the order relates is situated, and by serving a like notice on every owner, occupier and tenant (except tenants for a month or any period less than a month and statutory tenants within the meaning of [F239the M43Rent (Scotland) Act 1971] of any of that land, so however that—

(i)except in the case of an owner, occupier or tenant being a local authority, local planning authority or statutory undertaker, the Secretary of State may in any particular case direct that it shall not be necessary to serve notice as aforesaid if in his opinion it is not reasonably practicable to do so, but

(ii)if the Secretary of State so directs in the case of any land, then in addition to publication the notice shall be addressed to “the owners and any occupiers” of the land (describing it) and a copy or copies of it shall be affixed to some conspicuous object or objects on the land;

(b)in the case of a public path extinguishment order or a public path diversion order, by publication and the service of notices as mentioned in head (a) of this sub-paragraph and also—

(i)by serving such a notice as is therein mentioned on every local authority and local planning authority whose area includes any of the land to which the order relates, and

(ii)by causing a copy of the notice to be displayed in a prominent position at the ends of so much of any public path as is to be closed or diverted by virtue of the order.

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F239Words substituted by virtue of Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30), s. 17(2)(a)

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2[F240(1A)If an authority have given notice under paragraph 1(1) above as regards a public path creation order, a public path extinguishment order of a public path diversion order, and no representations or objections are duly made in terms of paragraph 1(1)(c) of this Schedule or if any so made are withdrawn, then, subject to the provisions of Part II of this Schedule, the order shall on being made by them have effect without their having to submit it to the Secretary of State and without his confirmation.]S

[F241(1)In the case of an order other than one which has effect under sub-paragraph (1A) above, if] no representations or objections are duly made [F242in terms of sub-paragraph (1)(c) of paragraph 1 of this Schedule], or if any so made are withdrawn, the Secretary of State may, if he thinks fit, confirm . . . F243 the order . . . F243 with or without modifications or conditions.

(2)If any representation or objection duly made is not withdrawn, the Secretary of State shall, before confirming . . . F243 the order, either—

(a)cause a local inquiry to be held, or

(b)afford to any person by whom any representation or objection has been duly made and not withdrawn an opportunity of being heard by a person appointed by him for the purpose.

and, after considering the report of the person appointed to hold the inquiry or to hear representations or objections, may confirm . . . F243 the order . . . F243 with or without modifications or conditions:

Provided that [F244, where objection is made by statutory undertakers to a public path creation order or a public path diversion order,] on the ground that the order provides for the creation of a right of way over land covered by works used for the purposes of their undertaking or the curtilage of such land, and the objection is not withdrawn, the order shall be subject to special parliamentary procedure.

(3)Notwithstanding anything in the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, the Secretary of State shall not confirm . . . F243 an order so as to affect land not affected by the order as submitted to him . . . F243 except after—

(a)giving such notice as appears to him requisite of his proposal so to modify the order, specifying the time (not being less than twenty-eight days from the date of the first publication of the notice) within which, and the manner in which, representations or objections with respect to the proposal may be made,

(b)holding a local inquiry or affording to any person by whom any representation or objection has been duly made and not withdrawn an opportunity of being heard by a person appointed by him for the purpose, and

(c)considering the report of the person appointed to hold the inquiry or to hear representations or objections, as the case may be,

and [F245, where objection is made by statutory undertakers to a public path creation order or a public path diversion order,] on the ground that the order as modified would provide for the creation of a right of way over land covered by works used for the purposes of their undertaking or the curtilage of such land, and the objection is not withdrawn, the order shall be subject to special parliamentary procedure.

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3(1)Subject to the provisions of this Part of this Schedule, the procedure on the submission and confirmation of orders to which this Schedule applies shall be such as may be prescribed.S

(2)Provision may be prescribed for enabling proceedings preliminary to the confirmation of a public path extinguishment order to be taken concurrently with proceedings preliminary to the confirmation of a public path creation or a public path diversion order.

Part IIS Validity and Date of Operation of Orders to which this Schedule applies

4As soon as may be after an order to which this Schedule applies has been confirmed . . . F246 by the Secretary of State [F247or, in the case of an order which has effect under paragraph 2(1A) of this Schedule, has made by an authority], the [F248body] by whom the order was made, . . . F246 shall publish, in the manner required in relation to the class of order in question by paragraph 1(3) of this Schedule, a notice in the prescribed form describing the general effect of the order, stating that it has been confirmed or made, and naming a place where a copy thereof as confirmed or made may be inspected free of charge at all reasonable hours, and—S

(a)where under the said sub-paragraph (3) notice was required to be served, shall serve a like notice and a copy of the order as confirmed or made on any persons on whom notices were required to be served under that sub-paragraph; and

(b)where under the said sub-paragraph (3) a notice was required to be displayed, shall cause a like notice to be displayed in the like manner as the notice required to be displayed under that sub-paragraph:

Provided that no such notice or copy need be served on a person unless he has sent to the [F248body] . . . F246 a request in that behalf specifying an address for service.

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5If a person aggrieved by an order to which this Schedule applies desires to question the validity thereof, or of any provision contained therein, on the ground that it is not within the powers of this Act or on the ground that any requirement of this Act or of regulations made thereunder has not been complied with in relation thereto, he may, within six weeks from the date on which the notice required by the last foregoing paragraph is first published, make an application for the purpose to the Court of Session.S

6On any such application as aforesaid, the Court—S

(a)may by interim order suspend the operation of the order, or of any provision contained therein, either generally or in so far as it affects any property of the applicant, until the final determination of the proceedings; and

(b)if satisfied that the order, or any provision contained therein, is not within the powers of this Act or that the interests of the applicant have been substantially prejudiced by failure to comply with any such requirement as aforesaid, may quash the order or any provision contained therein, either generally or in so far as it affects any property of the applicant.

7Subject to the provisions of the last foregoing paragraph, an order to which this Schedule applies shall not, either before or after it has been made or confirmed, be questioned in any legal proceedings whatever, and shall become operative on the date on which the notice required by paragraph 4 above is first published, or on such later date as may be specified in the order.S

8In relation to any order to which this Schedule applies, being an order which is subject to special parliamentary procedure, the foregoing provisions of this Schedule shall have effect subject to the following modifications—S

(a)if the order is confirmed by Act of Parliament under section six of the M44Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945, paragraphs 5 to 7 shall not apply; and

(b)in any other case, paragraph 5 shall have effect as if, for the reference therein to the date on which the notice required by paragraph 4 is first published, there were substituted a reference to the date on which the order becomes operative under the said Act of 1945, and paragraph 7 shall have effect as if the words from “and shall become operative” to the end of the paragraph were omitted.

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[F249Schedule 4S Provisions as to the Calculation for Fixing Consideration in Respect of the Making of Access Agreements.

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(1)The district valuer shall value the land covered by the access agreement, as at the first day of the twelve month period to which the consideration will relate, assuming—S

(a)a sale on the open market by a willing seller; and

(b)that the use of the land is unfettered by the access agreement.

  • Before or as soon as possible after the coming into operation of an access agreement—

    (a)

    Scottish Natural Heritage, in relation to an agreement made by it; or

    (b)

    the general or district planning authority, in relation to an agreement made by them,

    shall agree with the owner of the interest in the land what proportion of the figure set by the district valuer should be paid by Scottish Natural Heritage or, as the case may be, the general or district planning authority in respect of each twelve month period.]

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(3)The first twelve month period shall begin on the day on which the public is first given access to the land under the agreement.]S

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