Quote; 'And there is no law of trespass [in Scotland]'
'In Scots law, trespass is the passage through another’s land without consent. Trespass may be committed by persons, by animals or (if temporary) by things. As in England, trespass is a civil wrong in Scotland, and can sometimes also constitute a criminal offence, e.g. trespass which breaches poaching laws. However, the legislation that established trespass as an offence has been amended by the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 which establishes universal access rights to most land and inland water. People only have these rights if they exercise them responsibly by respecting people’s privacy, safety and livelihoods, and Scotland’s environment. '
I would have thought 'access' meant just that - you can go on someone else's land ('responsibly') - it doesn't mean you can go around digging holes in it without permission and walking off with whatever you find (even if you do show it to a policeman afterwards) - sounds a bit like poaching to me!
But then I'm not Scottish, and they're obviously a funny lot up there.