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.  A new 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.