Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Landward Ho

Further to a couple of earlier pieces relating to the BBC's "Landward" program's "wild camping" spot, my comment has been posted on their website.

I looked into this at aktoman.blogspot.com/2007/06/wild-camping-thoughts.html
and found that if you behave irresponsibly, eg dropping litter, you revoke your rights under the Land Reform Act. If you are not behaving responsible, then you are not a wild camper, and you have no legal right to camp under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003.
The Act lists rights that the landowner has to pursue the irresponsible person. Some of the actions might even be criminal, so the police will be involved too.
Stop calling these littering vandals 'wild campers' - they aren't.
As ever, if people actually read the laws rather than whinging about it, they might get some satisfaction. Take photos of cars, of people, of litter, and get the police involved.
Duncan MacLeod



BG! said...

Seems like your e-journo career is on the up!

Congratulations to you for getting the media exposure, Duncan. Well done - it was a good article by you and it deserved a wider audience.

I suppose that if the Beeb are monitoring your blog, I'll have to be sure to moderate my comments.