This is the response of Scottish Environment LINK to the SNH consultation on Enjoying the Outdoors.
We would like to see Scotland drawing on experience in other countries – particularly in Scandinavia – to develop a closer relationship between the residents of Scotland and their landscape. Visits to the outdoors should be a regular part of people’s leisure time. Responsible access should be built into the school curriculum and other educational activities, with all schools participating in outdoor activities. This document should set the scene for this cultural shift to take place.