What is the Stirling Area Local Access Forum?
The Stirling Area Local Access Forum (SALAF) was formed under the provisions of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. It is a group of people who meet regularly to discuss ways of improving and managing public access into the countryside.
It covers the area within the Stirling Council boundary but outside the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
Their work includes advising the Council and others on public rights of access under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 and rights of way matters as well as contributing to the development of strategies and plans such as the Stirling Council Core Paths Plan.
Who can join?
Anybody can be a Forum member. You don’t need to be a legal genius or even be a member of an organisation. What you do need is a desire to become involved with access to the countryside and be prepared to work with others to achieve a common purpose. The Terms of Reference show you what is expected of members.
How do I join?
There are four groups on the Forum that represent users, landowners and managers, community groups and local or national organisations. Members serve for a minimum of one year and a maximum of three years. An advert is placed in the paper when new members are needed. Anyone can apply by completing an application form and sending it to the Council.
We are currently looking for new members. Please fill in the application form if you are interested in joining the Stirling Area Local Access Forum and send it back to the contact details given on the form.
SALAF responsible access leaflet
In 2013 the Forum put together the 'Enjoy Stirling's Outdoors - Your Guide to Responsible Access' leaflet. This is aimed at various user groups, form walkers to cyclists, paddlers to dog walkers as well as horse riders. It goes through a range of the things you need to think about when going out into the countryside to help you be responsible and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
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