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Club subscriptions

Mountaineering Scotland is grateful for the support it receives from 140 affiliated hillwalking and climbing clubs.

The income received from club membership subscriptions is vital to enable us to continue our work representing the mountaineering community and campaigning to protect access rights and mountain landscapes. Find out more about how and how much your club pays below...   

Our club membership fees are paid on annual basis on a per member rate which is currently:

  • Adult: 16.25
  • Youth: 9.50

New members of clubs who join within our club membership year are covered by the club's insurance as 'guests' for up to two meets, but Mountaineering Scotland must be advised and paid for new members that have joined a club within a month of their doing so. 

They receive a pro-rata reduction in the full year's membership price and will be sent the latest copy of Scottish Mountaineer magazine soon afterwards:

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  • The club membership year begins on 1 April each year and clubs can pay their annual subscription to Mountaineering Scotland between 1 April and 31 December, depending on what works best with the club's own annual subscription cycle. Paying subscriptions within this period is essential to ensure members of clubs are covered by Mountaineering Scotland's club liability insurance. 

  • Club officers can update their club's membership via the Mountaineering Scotland online Members Portal. A guide for club officials can be viewed here.

  • Please ensure we have the most up to date information on committee members so we can provide them with the right access rights to the portal. Payment can be made online, by cheque or over the phone and we can provide an invoice.

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  • To fit into the student terms, the university and college club membership year goes from 1 September to 31 August

  • Membership renewal fees will be requested in September and must be paid by no later than end of December. The pro-rata fee arrangements for new university and college club members are:

    16.25 (autumn/winter term - 1 September to 31 December)
    12.25 (winter/spring term - 1 January to 30 April)
    8.25 (summer term - 1 May to 31 August)

  • Some members of clubs are members of more than one club. Others choose to be individual members of Mountaineering Scotland at the same time as holding a club membership. These members do not have to pay the Mountaineering Scotland subscription more than once, unless they wish to. 

  • Such members should inform their club(s) of their desire to pay their subscription via one of the clubs, or to pay an individual member upgrade and be linked to the club with no fee.

  • The Club Secretary must then contact us at membership@mountaineering.scot so we can ensure that the correct payment requests are made through our membership database. 


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