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I am a farmer growing fruit and veg on my privately owned

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I am a farmer growing fruit and veg on my privately owned land. This morning I stopped two gentlemen from walking onto the land and asked where they were going. There reply was to say they had the right to roam and it was none of my business. I am in scotland. What are my rights?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
The Scottish Outdoor Access Code gives people the right to use land for recreational purposes. However the so called right to roam does not apply to land where crops are growing.
So you are within your rights to insist that they don't go to the crop lands.
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