ScotWays understands that Midlothian Council has served a Section 14 Notice (served on 21st January) on the landowners asking them to remove the inappropriate signage and the barricade.
This action is being taken under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. It gives the landowner 3 weeks in which to lodge an appeal against the Notice. If they do not appeal, then they have a further 3 weeks in which to remove the notices and the barricade.
If they do not do so, the Council has the power to remove the notices and the barricade, the expense of which would fall on the landowners.