BHS Scotland is the only equestrian organisation involved in access in Scotland. We are committed to educating riders, land owners and managers on responsible riding and helping all equestrians have access to safe off-road riding.
We do this by having an invaluable network of access volunteers throughout Scotland who work with riders and other access organisations to ensure that horse riders are considered along with cyclists and walkers when off-road routes are being planned.
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Equestrian welcomes new outdoor access design guide
The British Horse Society Scotland has welcomed the launch of Paths for All’s new Outdoor Access Design Guide as a first revision of a comprehensive and definitive resource for land managers, paths developers and anyone interested in equestrian access.
Packed full of information and designs this guide is compliant with the Land Reform Scotland 2003 Act and the Equality Act 2010 and advocates always using the least restrictive option – so much so that it omits to carry information on kissing gates and stiles as; “these do not cater for all potential users”.
BHS Scotland Chairman of Access Don Milton said; “This is a valuable resource and one stop shop for anyone designing or planning access to the outdoors in Scotland; we are also delighted that it highlights the multi-use message.”
BHS on the Land Reform Scotland 2003 Act (LRSA)
On behalf of all horse-riders in Scotland, the British Horse Society Scotland has submitted a document to the Land Reform Review Group (LRRG) in response to a call for evidence on the Land Reform Scotland 2003 Act (LRSA) which is ten years old this year. To read the response, please click on the links below.
BHS Evidence to LRRG
Obstructions to Equestrian Access Survey Analysis