Land Management Rules for East Lothian

Closed 1 Mar 2021

Opened 27 Jan 2021


East Lothian Council, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 112 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, intends making Land Management Rules for the Council’s Countryside sites, Parks, Nature Reserves and Greenspace which are intended to facilitate the use of these areas in a manner whereby the public can make use of such resources responsibly.

These new Land Management Rules are produced to address growing concerns about the use of East Lothian outdoor spaces following the changing ways we are all using these spaces in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

East Lothian Council is committed to ensuring all residents, visitors and users of our green spaces can continue to enjoy these areas. These new rules are designed to give our countryside rangers and wardens the confidence and scope to keep all users safe, while ensuring that all users are aware not only of what is expected of them while in our green spaces, but also of the consequences for those who do not respect our green spaces and or repeatedly use these spaces irresponsibly and without consideration for others.

Our proposals are outlined in the 'Draft Land Management Rules' within 'related links' below. Please read this file before answering the questions. 

Why your views matter

We invite all those with an interest in East Lothian green spaces, parks, nature reserves and countryside sites to comment on these proposed rules as outlined in the attached file. Please also read the 'Draft Land Management Rules' before answering the questions.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Parks & open spaces