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Temporary access rights

Drones, helicopter (and other aircraft) landing/take-off, falconry, metal detecting, recreational vehicles (including quad bikes), airsofting, paintball and filming by third parties on Fife Council owned, managed and tenanted land (including land to which the public has a right of access) is usually not permitted, except in the case of filming for commercial purposes, by TV and film production companies.

If access rights are required as part of an appropriate programme of research or for commercial purposes a licence can be prepared. All such applications will be subject to charges including a non-refundable Administration Fee of £250.  Please email your enquiry to including full details of the access required.

Where consent is granted, public liability insurance must be in place for a minimum of £5 million for each individual claim. The applicant will also be required to adhere to the relevant legislation and be a member of an appropriate recognised club or association.

Useful Links

Drones and other aircraft – Civil Aviation Authority

Falconry - British Falconers’ Club

Film/TV locations – FifeScreen + TayScreen Scotland

Metal Detecting – National Council for Metal Detecting

The Treasure Act 1996

Motorcycles -  The Scottish Auto Cycle Union

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