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The Access Code

The code is based on three key principles and these apply equally to the public and the land manager:

  • Respect for the interests of other people. Act with courtesy, consideration and awareness.
  • Care for the environment. Look after the places you visit and enjoy and leave the land as you find it.
  • Take responsibility for your actions. Remember that the outdoors cannot be made risk free. Act with care at all times for your own safety and that of others.

How can I help?

  • Ask locally if there is any specific estate activity planned for the days when you plan to take off into the hills or access a piece of water. Stalking, shooting and fishing is very important to local economy. A minor adjustment to your plans may help avoid disruption to the estate work while ensuring that you have a more enjoyable and rewarding outing.
  • Find out more by visiting www.outdooraccess-scotland.com or phoning your local Scottish Natural Heritage office.
  • Comply with local notices and requests. Stay on recognised paths, tracks or routes – They are advised for a reason
  • Keep dogs on leads at all times
  • Be quiet – watch – listen - learn and enjoy
  • Remember, you are a stranger in a natural and wild environment, be as discreet and as unobtrusive as you can
  • Please take all your litter home with you. Don’t leave anything behind which might injure or maim animals
  • Avoid the risk of fire.

Local Help

  • Ask the owner of the property that you are staying in
  • Local Tourist office in Aberfeldy ( tel: 01887 820276)
  • Local shops will know how to contact land owners
  • Take a Highland Safari into the countryside, which will be led by a knowledgeable guide
  • Estates may be contacted in advance through ‘Going to the Scottish Hills’ or via the Tourist Office
  • Other agencies can be contacted through national and local directories.

‘Know The Code’

We hope that all visitors to Highland Perthshire enjoy their stay and hope you will take into consideration the management practices that take place in the surrounding land.