We are testing a new beta website for gov.scot go to new site


Gates must be fit for purpose - enabling appropriate management or allowing any necessary husbandry operations to be carried out, for example: livestock grazing control or woodland establishment.

The gate must have a minimum width of 3 metres and be correctly fitted with hangings and latches. The use of wire, rope or twine to secure the gate is not acceptable. This capital item includes the cost of one strainer.

Gates and gateposts will be either timber or galvanised steel. If timber, gates and gateposts are to be of CCP pressure-treated softwood or untreated hardwood.

When planning access provision, you should always take account of the needs of people with disabilities.