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SOAN Sharing Best Practice Event – Loch Earn Railway Path (LERP), St. Fillans – Sharing Best Practice to improve our local shared use paths and strategic long distance routes

Join SOAN partners for a site visit looking at how we can better develop, design, manage and promote our local and long distance shared use paths. This good practice event will highlight the multi-year, multi-phase development of the Loch Earn Railway Path … Continue reading

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SOAN networking day – The Changing Landscape for Access, June 8th

The access world has changed enormously since the legislation came into effect in February 2005, and this change continues. The Land Reform Act 2003 is no longer new legislation but has bedded in and become an established aspect of Scottish … Continue reading

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Job vacancy for new post at Scotways

ScotWays is recruiting for a newly created post of Development Officer. With experience of access or a keen interest in the outdoors, the Development Officer will work to strengthen our member and volunteer networks and increase the profile of the … Continue reading

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New Upland Path Management Manual

UPAG have released a new edition of the Upland Path Management manual which provides advice and best practice for everyone involved in upland path management. All sections have been updated, with new chapters considering whether pathwork is the most sustainable solution … Continue reading

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ORN Conference – October 2016

This year the ORN Conference is being held in Scotland which looks like a topic that will no doubt interest SOAN members: Outdoor recreation and active lifestyles – understanding behavioural change. The conference will examine how behaviour influences people’s choices … Continue reading

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Scottish Natural Heritage Launch new Guidance

The NEW guidance  is aimed at land managers who are experiencing dog-related access issues, and at access officers and others who may also have a role in helping to address these concerns. The overall aim is to support both responsible access by dog walkers … Continue reading

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SOAN and BHS Networking Event: A Bit of Give and Take – balancing interests and creating harmony on shared-use routes

Date:              3 March 2016 Time:             1000 – 1600 Location:       SRUC Oatridge Campus, Ecclesmachan, Broxburn, West Lothian, EH52 6NH Cost:               £40 incl. lunch and refreshments SOAN have teamed up with British Horse Society to bring you a full programme looking at issues and … Continue reading

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December Networking event : The When, How and by Whom in resolving the Path Maintenance Burden, Thursday 3rd December, Drymen

SOAN is partnering with SATIN to bring you a series of workshops based around Maintenance. Maintenance as we know is a topic which is continuing to be at the forefront of our discussions and these workshops will begin to explore how … Continue reading

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3rd Nature and Sport Euro’meet

Why Come to the “Euro’meet” This great conference is a must for those responsible for outdoor and general sports development in Europe who are looking for innovative ways to get people and communities more active especially through the use of … Continue reading

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SOAN Event June 2015: Funding Information and Networking Day

Our next networking event will be held in Cumbernauld on Monday 8th June 2015. Following our hugely successful event in November the membership have requested more targeted information around funding opportunities that could be available to them to deliver path/access … Continue reading

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