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Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 15:  Measures for safety protection, guidance and assistance

67.Subsection (1) permits local authorities to take steps to warn and protect the public against any danger on any land in respect of which access rights are exercisable, and to indicate or enclose recommended routes over, or to give directions to, such land.

68.Subsection (2) provides a similar power to that in section 14(2) in respect of remedial action to remove things which local authorities consider likely to injure persons exercising access rights. Subsection (3) applies the same procedures as set out in section 14(3)(b) to (5).

69.Subsections (4), (5) and (7) permit local authorities, with the consent of the owner of land, to take measures to facilitate the exercise of access rights on and over the land and to provide staff or life saving equipment in respect of inland waters subject to access rights.

70.Subsection (6) places a duty on local authorities exercising powers conferred on them by this section to have regard to the extent to which there are existing facilities in their areas for the purposes of assisting persons to exercise access rights and to the needs of persons with disabilities.

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