2003 legislation | The Battle for Scotland’s Countryside
Over 100 years after James Bryce put forward a bill for "right to roam", Scotland passed the legislation in 2003. It was first contested in 2006 by a wealthy land owner who was concerned about privacy.Tweet
Canals | Learning Zone
In the 1770s canals linked the country, carrying goods cheaply and efficiently. Without them it is hard to see how the Industrial Revolution could have happened.
Roads | Learning Zone
In 1706 Parliament passed the Turnpike Act which allowed private road builders to build new roads and charge tolls for using them. It was a first, important step towards the road transport network we know in Britain today.