Further news about the access situation at the Taste of Edinburgh event in Inverleith Park at Guardian blog posted at 1552 hours today.
Since then I have had a further response from the Council claiming that access rights are exempted under Section 6(d) of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. This is getting Â bit desparate. Section 6(d) relates to acts such asthose covering railways and military land. I do not (and never have) denied that the Council have the power to lease the park. I merely claim that no-one has any rights to erect fences and block public access unless the land is exempt under any part of Section 6 or unless and Section 11 order has been issued (it hasn’t). Thus the fences are unlawful and shoud be removed and no-one has any lawful right to obstruct any citizen exercising their legal rights of access across the site.