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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

Latest news

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

End of the Season, we will be back!

What a team, and that's it for this year!

New Seasonal Access Ranger Team

The first patrols of The Highland Council’s new Seasonal Access Ranger team have started.

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