What does behaving responsibly mean?

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Behaving responsibly means acting lawfully and reasonably and not causing unreasonable interference with the rights and interests of others.  The Scottish Outdoor Access Code is the reference point for guidance on responsibility, both for land managers and for those exercising the rights.

The Scottish Outdoor Access Code is wide-ranging in its content and gives detailed advice about different situations, but it will not cover all circumstances. Three basic principles underpin all the advice in the Code:

  • Respect the interests of other people;
  • Care for the environment;
  • Take responsibility for your own actions.