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The Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society

The Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society

Who we are

We are the oldest outdoor access charity still in existence in the world!
Founded in 1845, ScotWays (The Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society) is the independent charity which upholds and promotes public access rights in Scotland. We are widely recognised as experts in the law and practice of access and advise on access problems, provide information and training, maintain a vast database about routes in Scotland, and are home to the Heritage Paths Project a unique archive of Scotland’s old paths and roads. You can see our distinctive green and white signs on routes across Scotland. 

Find out more

The ScotWays 175th Anniversary Challenge

Charity details

Registered address
24 Annandale Street,

0131 558 1222

Charity number

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