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Permits are not needed
« on: July 18, 2016, 03:48:28 PM »
As a person with a degree in countryside management, I have had to study SOAC (Scottish outdoor access code) and a beach detector. I then decided to read both the crown rules and SOAC, then sough legal advice just to triple check.  it turns out that all beaches in Scotland are technically public spaces even those "owned" beaches are free for all activity whether it be fishing or metal detecting.

What this means is that People in Scotland have no need to ask the crown estate for permits as we do not need them.  The treasure trove rules still apply however.

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Re: Permits are not needed
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2016, 04:08:34 PM »
Like a lot of activities on the foreshore you can detect without a licence, however it is when you remove the goods and walk of the land it is then deemed as theft, so in agreement with your statement but like all law's and rules they have grey areas . :police:
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Re: Permits are not needed
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2016, 05:49:30 PM »
A permit costs nothing and not every official in the country knows the rules regarding beach detecting. If you carry one and are approached you're covered. If you don't you're not. Id rather print off a free permit than drive for hours to get kicked off a beach by a warden. And it does happen.
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Re: Permits are not needed
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2016, 07:05:40 PM »
Get a permit anyway,its an extra weapon in your arsenal should you get ambused so to speak.
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Re: Permits are not needed
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2016, 11:24:50 AM »
A permit costs nothing and not every official in the country knows the rules regarding beach detecting. If you carry one and are approached you're covered. If you don't you're not. Id rather print off a free permit than drive for hours to get kicked off a beach by a warden. And it does happen.

That is true, I will get a permit just incase

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Re: Permits are not needed
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2016, 12:12:01 AM »
I'd still get permit, costs nothing.

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Re: Permits are not needed
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2016, 09:12:57 AM »
Talking about grey areas, what's the consensus on estuaries?
I'd like to have a session on the Tay but unsure how far I can go upstream before someone starts chasing me....!
I've had a look on http://pastmap.org.uk/ which brings up a few protected areas, are there any other websites?
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Re: Permits are not needed
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2016, 06:43:26 PM »
Is there a like for the beech permit,

Thanks in advance and good info!

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Re: Permits are not needed
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2016, 07:11:45 PM »
I don't even print it off I just screenshot it on my phone that way it's always with Me likewise my ncmd membership.
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Re: Permits are not needed
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2016, 07:32:37 PM »
This is the link.http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/coastal/metal-detecting/ 
Takes about 30 seconds and costs nothing.

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Re: Permits are not needed
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2016, 09:24:38 PM »
This is the link.http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/coastal/metal-detecting/ 
Takes about 30 seconds and costs nothing.
Thanks for the link  :) that was easy  :)
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Re: Permits are not needed
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2016, 10:35:38 PM »
how long u been detecting jim  :o thats you just getting a beach permit ;D ;D
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Re: Permits are not needed
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2016, 11:04:39 PM »
Like Tommy said take a screenshot of it on your phone and you can carry it everywhere with you that way you won't forget it.

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Re: Permits are not needed
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2016, 03:12:51 PM »
Permit applied for

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Re: Permits are not needed
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2016, 01:08:38 PM »
aye, its easy done, and its that little insurance policy just in case ...
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