"The Highland Council has welcomed the recent decision at Inverness Sheriff Court securing access rights for all who enjoy the countryside.
The decision has resulted in the declaration of a public right of way for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and motor vehicles on the private road to the council-owned car park at Nairn’s Kingsteps where people park to visit the beach and the RSPB’s Culbin Sands reserve.
When access to the car park was obstructed by the installation of a gate over 2 years ago, the Council took appropriate steps, in the public interest, to uphold access rights and raised court action against Mr Brodie who had put himself forward as owner of the access track and installer of the gate.
Members of The Highland Council’s Nairn Ward are very pleased with this positive outcome to secure a public right of way and access to a local beauty spot. Members wish to thank all those who supported the Council’s case and provided evidence to assist the Sheriff Court proceedings."