Access in Scotland


There is now new legislation giving you a statutory right of responsible access. This is to give you more freedom to enjoy the countryside. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code explains what responsible access means.

From the open spaces in our towns to the remote and wild areas of land and water in the Galloway Hills, Scotland’s outdoors provides great opportunities for open-air recreation, enjoyment and education. Scotland has outstanding natural beauty and a strong tradition of access.

There is now new legislation giving you a statutory right of responsible access. This is to give you more freedom to enjoy the countryside. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code explains what responsible access means. It also gives land managers helpful information about how to welcome visitors onto their land.

Link to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code
www.outdooraccess-scotland.com

Team

The members of the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team are local men and women who give up their time to assist others in times of emergency. We are all volunteers and receive no payment or retainer fee.

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Callout 23rd February, Cairnsmore of Fleet

On the evening of Saturday 23rd February, GMRT were called out to 3 walkers who had become disorientated on Cairnsmore of Fleet. The missing people were located by Team Members and supported off the hill. They were cold and tired but otherwise fine.

Callout - Cairnsmore of Fleet

Callout 23rd February, Cairnsmore of Fleet

New Years Honour for Founder Team Member

Founder Team Member Ken McCubbin awarded the British Empire Medal for Services to Mountain Rescue