The West Dunbartonshire Access Forum was created as a requirement of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 and provides independent advice to anybody wishing to use their access rights, land owners and managers, and West Dunbartonshire Council.
The Forum has members representing the interests of those making use of access to the countryside as well as land owners and managers, to ensure that all aspects of access issues can be helpfully addressed. While not public meetings, the meetings are open for members of the public to attend. Anybody who wishes to have an issue raised for discussion, or who wishes to address the Forum should contact the Secretary via email. The Forum will also make site visits when necessary to understand an issue that has been brought to it.
General access problems such as locked gates and blocked paths should normally be referred to the Council Access Officer who will conduct the initial investigation and may refer some issues to the Forum if necessary.