Sutherland Local Access Forum

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Section 25 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 placed a duty on each local authority to establish at least one local access forum for its area.

The Highland Council has established 6 Local Access Forums to advise the Council on access issues. The functions of a forum are to provide advice when requested to do so by the local authority and to provide assistance in any dispute resolution in relation to the exercise of access rights, the delineation and existence of rights of way and the drawing up of core paths plans.

The Sutherland Local Access Forum represents Wards 1 and 5.


  • None

Dates of Forum Meetings

  • 29 January 2014


Land Managers = 2
Access Users = 3
Community Groups = 1
Agencies = 1
Highland Councillors = 2

Total number of Forum Members = 9

Chair: Mr Greer Johnson (Access User)

  • Mr Bruce Field (Access User)
  • Mr John Ross (Access User)
  • Mr John Gall (Land Manager)
  • Mr William Sutherland (Land Manager)
  • Mr Phil Olson (Community Group)
  • Mr Malcolm Macdougall (Agency)
  • Councillor George Farlow (Ward 1)
  • Councillor Jim McGillivray (Ward 5)

For further information in relation to minutes and agendas contact Democratic Services or for further information in relation to access contact your local Access Officer.

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