Scottish Law Questions? Ask a Scots Lawyer
Do you know who owns the road? Does it connect at least two public roads? What do you mean by a "rat run"?
Has it been used in this way for more than 20 years?
that would make it a pedestrian public right of way. As regards ***** ***** it would be for the owner of the road to control whether vehicles are permitted or not. You say that he isn't interested. That would leave you to take proceedings against the owner on the ground of nuisance if that can be established. I'm not sure that the council's advice about the Roads (Scotland) Act is correct if the road hasn't been adopted. A private road is used at the favour of the owner of the road and if the usage of the road infringes on your civil rights then you would have a remedy against the owner. Happy to discuss further. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.
No legislation. Public rights of way and the law of nuisance are common law concepts.