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Etive Gate unlocked by Mike DalesAccess Work

Access situations are continually changing, particularly in the light of the relatively new access legislation and Scottish Outdoor Access Code. The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 gives the duty to uphold access rights to the 32 local authorities and 2 national park authorities (collectively known as the access authorities). As required, each authority has set up at least one Local Access Forum (LAF). Their role is to advise on access issues in their area. LAFs are made up of representatives from the access authority, other public agencies, land managers, access user groups and local community. The contact for each LAF is the local Access Officer. You can see a list of these contacts here. The local Access Officers are where you should report access problems and copy to MCofS Access & Conservation Officer. You can find out how to report an access problem on these pages. The A&C Officer represents mountaineering interests on the National Access Forum and promotes strategic level solutions to relevant national issues.