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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04827: Finlay Carson (Galloway and West Dumfries)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 18 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what responsibility local authorities have for the upkeep of core paths.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 6 December 2016

Local authorities have no statutory obligation for the upkeep of core paths but under Section 19 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 they have the power to do anything that they consider appropriate for the purpose of maintaining a core path or keeping a core path free from obstruction or encroachment.