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Thread: Farmers Permission for metal detecting

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    Default Farmers Permission for metal detecting

    Hi looking for permission for metal detecting on some land just taking up the hobby ive got pubic liability insurace and would never go in a field with cattle.I dont expect to find anything of vaule but if i did split the reward. But might find some old history of caithness that we would intrest us both if the grounds been in your family for a long time.pls pm me
    "One more round Micky"

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    I like the beaches the best but there not a lot around where I am, and you always get something new every tide

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    Is the beach not all modern finds

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    no i get lots of ww2 victorian finds and old coins, me and the kids were out the other day and got a 1800 winder form a lamp and a few 303 bullets

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    What beach did u try

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    the best ones are with river outlets or rocky beaches also the edges where there is grass, deep sands no good, but all along the cost is good
    Castletown is a good one to get started found a few musket balls also a lead broach with gold leaf, the rest you can work out once you get used to reading the beaches, oh and look out for storms its good to go after them

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    cheers thanks thought id get some permissions on here but not a thing

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    oh just looked up online looks like you dont need pemission in scotland covered by scottish outdoor access code

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    you do out of respect, that thinking will get you nowhere apart from everyone in the hobby a bad name best to start in the right way

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosacid View Post
    you do out of respect, that thinking will get you nowhere apart from everyone in the hobby a bad name best to start in the right way
    & don't forget to Doff your cap.
    “We're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine....
    And the machine is bleeding to death."


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    Is it not a hassle to have to report all the stuff you find to the Treasure Trove Unit as required by the Scottish Government Code of Practice?



    Last edited by r.rackstraw; 22-Oct-18 at 08:50.

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    its says you only have to report things of archaeological significance

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosacid View Post
    you do out of respect, that thinking will get you nowhere apart from everyone in the hobby a bad name best to start in the right way
    I know whats your saying lived here all my life thought it would be a good idea to get some permissions as thought it woukd be great hobby for kids but looks like getting permissions not easy its changed times everyone keeps them self to them self and dont want snyone on there land

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    some might be interested on what you find on there land give them a pick on items you find most of the time its just junk to them but history to us, thats the way i work it you might not agree with that

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    bear in mind that if you find anything older than 1750's the farmer has to report that field as a potential site of scientific interest and they cant use it until a proper "dig" has been done by the professionals to rule out the possibility of the next skara brae hiding under it. Rule was put in place after it was discovered that a large number of "good" condition sites had been ploughed out before they had been properly investigated. Which would be fair if only they had more than 1 monkey and his trowel investigating all the potential sites. So even those of us who might be interested are rather reticent.

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