The Ramblers’ Association (RA) in Scotland says it may mount an appeal to raise cash to pay for the failed Ann Gloag access case.

The campaign could be extended to other countries where bus company Stagecoach, which Mrs Gloag and her brother Brian Souter founded, operates. These include the United States, Canada and New Zealand.

Mrs Gloag is claiming costs of £144,000 for the case, to be shared by the Ramblers and Perth and Kinross Council, which jointly brought the case, to test the provisions of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act. The RA also has costs of £20,000 for its own legal team.

In the meantime, the association is challenging the amount claimed by the owner of Kinfauns castle which they say is excessive for hiring two QCs.

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