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Strategic Plan and policies

Our Strategic Plans have been developed in consultation with our members and partner organisations. They set out our vision, mission, strategic aims and activities for a four year period. Take a look at our latest plans via the links below:

Mountaineering Scotland receives annual investment from sportscotland which supports the work we do in a number of areas. This investment is ring-fenced for specific purposes agreed between Mountaineering Scotland and sportscotland and set out in an investment agreement.

Read the sportscotland investment agreement 2017-18.

Policies and Position Statements


From time to time, Mountaineering Scotland may develop policies through consultation with its members. These are used to enable the organisation to formalise its approach to relevant issues which affect, and may be binding upon, the members of Mountaineering Scotland.

Position Statements

Mountaineering Scotland has developed a range of position statements relating landscape, access, conservation, safety, huts and the sport of climbing. 

Current Policies

Child Protection Policy Statement (CPPS) and Recommendations for Good Practice

  • The CPPS was approved by the membership at the Special General Meeting, 17 February 2007

  • The Recommendations for Good Practice are the Child Protection Procedures used by Mountaineering Scotland for its own events, and are provided as recommendations for Club Members. These are subject to periodic audit by Children 1st and will be updated by Mountaineering Scotland as required, due to  legislation or other changes

  • Mountaineering Scotland's National Children's Officer is the CEO, who may be contacted at the Mountaineering Scotland office 

Anti-doping policy and rules

  • Mountaineering Scotland has adopted the UK National Anti-Doping Policy and Rules.

Transexual people and competition climbing

  • Mountaineering Scotland has adopted this policy with regard to transexual people participating in domestic competitive climbing.

Position Statements