Mrs Gloag, fought the Ramblers’ Association and Perth and Kinross Council to exclude part of her estate from right-to-roam legislation and WON!
In a written judgment, Sheriff Fletcher said that landowners are entitled to sufficient land to be excluded from access rights to ensure enjoyment of their homes is not unreasonably disturbed.
To ignore occupants’ enjoyment of their houses would be a breach of their human rights, he added.
Now the Ramblers’ Association is facing a legal argument over who pays the bill for the case.
They had hoped to raise £20,000 from members to cover the costs.
Last night Mrs Gloag’s spokesman said: “We are delighted that the sheriff has recognised the importance of the right for everyone in Scotland to enjoy reasonable privacy within their own homes.
“There has been a misconception that this legislation only has an affect on people with large homes and gardens, but this is not the case.
This legislation has affected people all over Scotland.