Forestry Commission Agreement
Updated Aug 2015
There is a Master Agreement & Permissions Procedure in place with Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS). The Agreement explains the standard procedure to be followed by all orienteering event organisers seeking to gain permission to hold orienteering events on the National Forest Estate.
Charges in the Agreement are valid to end December 2017, and will be reviewed every three years. FCS land is outlined in purple on Ordnance Survey Landranger and Explorer maps (also accessible via Bing Maps or Streetmap). FCS has a useful on-line map viewer http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/supporting/communication-consultation/map-viewer-guidance which can also be used for identifying the National Forest Estate. FCS and the SOA have a Concordat [link]in place in which both organisations recognise the importance of outdoor recreation, and work within the framework of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code to encourage responsible access.