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Become an affiliated club

Affiliation as a Club Member offers many benefits to a club or group, its office bearers and members: from comprehensive liability insurance covering the full range of club affairs and actvitities, to eligibility for our range of training and skills courses. 

If you would like your club to join our club community, as well as support the work of Mountaineering Scotland, then the following information should help you through the process of applying for club membership.

Get in touch with our membership team by email at membership@mountaineering.scot or call 01738 493942

They will be happy to have a chat and answer your questions. If you choose to join, they will send you a simple club application form and a spreadsheet to provide your club members' details so that we can upload them into our membership database.

Check out our club subscription costs and more about how and when clubs renew annually in our Club Subscriptions page. If your club joins within our club year, April to March, then you will be eligible for a pro-rata discount per member.

> Full details on club subscriptions

We welcome clubs that wish to affiliate and are always ready to offer help and advice. 

Club membership is open to any club which:

  • Has as its principal activity mountaineering, including hill walking, indoor climbing, outdoor climbing, ski-touring or snowsports touring and ski-mountaineering

  • Is controlled by its own members 

  • Is based in Scotland or its mountaineering activities take place predominantly in Scotland

We recognise that there are many different types of club and that unnecessary bureaucracy is to be avoided, however we ask our clubs to have the following:

  • Have or adopt constitution outlining the operation of the club, which generally reflects our club constitution template (if you don't already have one, we offer recommendations for this in our setting up a new club page)

  • Understand and apply our Safety and Liability Guidance for Clubs

  • Follow the Mountaineering Scotland Child Protection Guidance if unaccompanied children (i.e. with neither a parent or nominated adult present) are included on meets