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Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 14:  Prohibition signs, obstructions, dangerous impediments etc.

62.Subsection (1) prohibits an owner from doing, or from refraining from doing, certain things for the purpose, or for the main purpose, of preventing or deterring the exercise of access rights.

63.Subsection (2) allows a local authority which considers an owner to have contravened subsection (1), by written notice, to require the owner to take such remedial action as the authority may specify within such reasonable time as may be specified.

64.Where an owner fails to comply with a notice served under subsection (2), subsection (3) enables the local authority to take the remedial action specified in the notice and to recover any reasonable costs from the owner.

65.Subsection (4) provides a right of appeal against a notice served under subsection (2) by summary application to the sheriff.

66.Subsection (5) enables Rules of Court to set out the procedures regarding the giving of public notice of appeals and third party involvement in such appeals.

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