Travelling up to Scotland in a lockdown

Cap'n Fishy

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Apart from all of the suggested rules and penalties above, I would bring in a rule for the entire UK, Covid-19 around or not, that all caravans and campervans should only be allowed to travel between 1am and 5am 7 days a week.

Anyone found breaching this rule, without exception, would have their caravan or campervan seized and crushed, and the towing hitch on their vehicle removed at the roadside with an angle grinder.

I'm certain that would be a reasonable deterrent.
That sounds both sensible and reasonable. (y)
 

suzuki15hp

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Of course I wouldn't want to be so harsh as ban these people altogether. No.

But, I would insist they participate in the caravan users national training scheme, and have the organisation's logo emblazoned on all sides of their caravans or campervans, in order to clearly establish their credentials.
 
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There is no law of trespass in Scotland, this has led some to think they can park a campervan anywhere and just stay there without asking anyone, they also pass the ignorance on all over the internet, parts of Scotland looks very like a big featureless moor with a road through it, it can be hard for some to imagine that is someone's land and that it has a use, people also use the roads and passing places that can be blocked with people sleeping in vehicles and becomes a drag having to suffer it.
Locals in small communities know everyone, and are reasonably safe in their local, their community is all they have and is a bubble within covid, an outsider walking into that is not comforting, they are not there as custodians of a theme park.
But they 'can' park basicallly wherever, meaning, no-one seems to move them on out of passing places and verges, the land may belong to someone but it doesn't seem to matter as to whether someone can park/camp at their leisure
 

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But they 'can' park basicallly wherever, meaning, no-one seems to move them on out of passing places and verges, the land may belong to someone but it doesn't seem to matter as to whether someone can park/camp at their leisure
Parking on a verge or in a passing place and causing an obstruction is an offence. If a fish lorry, log lorry or low loader with a caravan or digger comes by and rips the side off of their vehicle then that is there own fault.
 

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But they 'can' park basicallly wherever, meaning, no-one seems to move them on out of passing places and verges, the land may belong to someone but it doesn't seem to matter as to whether someone can park/camp at their leisure
Do you think the laws regarding highways are different in Scotland?
 

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Do you think the laws regarding highways are different in Scotland?
No, but it happens regardless with very little being done about it.
The laws on camping are different though, which leads to people thinking they can park or camp anywhere.
 

ohanzee

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No, but it happens regardless with very little being done about it.
The laws on camping are different though, which leads to people thinking they can park or camp anywhere.
Little is done because, as with any remote area, people are largely tolerant and there are few police to deal with it.
 

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Just wait until the 'Wild Swimming' movement gains momentum. They will be travelling to Scotland in their tens of thousands.

Not only will they still be polluting our verges and countryside, but directly polluting our waters.

We as anglers may have difficulty finding an isolated stretch of water to fish!


Douglas
 

ohanzee

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Just wait until the 'Wild Swimming' movement gains momentum. They will be travelling to Scotland in their tens of thousands.

Not only will they still be polluting our verges and countryside, but directly polluting our waters.

We as anglers may have difficulty finding an isolated stretch of water to fish!


Douglas
Nothing a spinning outfit wouldn't deter :unsure:
 

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No, but it happens regardless with very little being done about it.
The laws on camping are different though, which leads to people thinking they can park or camp anywhere.
Camping as in wild camping is different in Scotland to the rest of the uk, however in Scotland wild camping is restricted to lightweight campers as in lightweight tents, it does not include cars caravans and motorhomes campers etc

however as you say it seems to have been took for granted that it does.
 

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I think there is a law of trespass onto private enclosed land , I stand to be corrected, easker1
 

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