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Advisory groups

The Mountaineering Scotland Board of Directors has established advisory groups to help inform strategy development and contribute to important areas of operational activity.

Members are drawn both from the Mountaineering Scotland membership and others with relevant expertise. We are grateful for the time, dedication, knowledge and support of all those who take part in our advisory groups, whose remit are shown below:

The purpose of this group is to monitor and review mountain safety strategy and collaborate with partners on mountain safety issues in Scotland.

  • Chair: David Montieth, Director of Mountain Safety

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> Read a detailed description of the remit and membership of the group


We are also a member of Mountain Training Scotland and Mountain Training UK. Our CEO represents Mountaineering Scotland at quarterly meetings.

The purpose of this group is to provide advice and assistance to the clubs who own and manage huts. It liaises with BMC Huts Group, publishes useful news and guidance and updates an online Huts Directory.

The remit of the Huts Advisory can be seen here.

  • Chair: John Leftley

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The purpose of this group is to monitor Mountaineering Scotland income and expenditure and report to the Board quarterly; audit expenditure in light of strategic aims and objectives; review and modify financial risk management; recommend the budget; review banking and other procedures to ensure good practice and value for money; and review and update financial procedures.

  • Chair: Jennifer Cardno, Mountaineering Scotland Treasurer
  • Members: Mountaineering Scotland President, CEO and Finance Officer


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Sunrise over the Cuillins, Annie MacDonald

The purpose of this group is to oversee the development and implementation of our Equality Action Plan, with the aim of making Mountaineering Scotland a welcoming and inclusive membership organisation, reaching out to audiences who are currently under-represented in both the hills and our membership. It seeks to understand and overcome obstacles to participation and identify partners to help us us achieve our goals.

  • Chair: Steve Gough, Mountaineering Scotland Director with responsibility for Equality

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Sunrise over the Cuillins, Annie MacDonald