The Land Reform Scotland Act 2003 requires each Local Authority to set up at least one Local Access Forum to advise it, any other person or body who asks for advice, on issues that arise in relation to the management of outdoor access. Local Access Forums have a key role to play in outdoor access. It is hoped they will become valued new local institutions – independent, expert and trusted – that can help access authorities, land managers and access users.
When the Act came into effect, the Orkney Countryside Committee took on the role of the Local Access Forum and became the Orkney Local Access Forum and Countryside Committee - OLAF.
OLAF is a partnership between agencies, users, land managers and the community which undertakes a range of core tasks including:
For further information please visit the OLAF website available from the 'Related Sites' section of this webpage.