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This is the arms length website of The Highland Council, it aims to promote the outdoors of the Highlands - a world class place to live, work and play.   The legal/statutory functions of the authority are covered on the Councils Countryside Access website.

For enquiries about paths, signage or access matters please see Access Officer contact details here or email .

A range of matters like dog fouling, litter, pavement defects, play park damage etc. can be reported at

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Easter Patrols Spring into Action

Access Rangers have started patrols throughout Highland for the start of the 2023 visitor season.  They will engage with the public to inform and educate people about access rights, wild camping, over

Sutherland Walkers Group Summer Programme

Programme of Walks and Events April 2023 To September 2023

Visitor Management Groups multi agency approach for visitors and communities

The Highland Council is working in partnership with key sectors at both Highland and National level to improve and manage visitor pressures experienced across Highland.

Visitors to be ‘engaged’ by Outdoor Access Rangers

From 1 April 2022 people visiting the Highlands may have the chance to meet Highland Council’s Seasonal Outdoor Access Rangers who begin patrols and visitor engagement across Lochaber, S

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