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Guidance for hill walkers and climbers in Scotland

**Please note that the information below is for people living in and travelling to Scotland, and may differ with that of the rest of the UK. **

Update 18/04/2022

As of 18 April 2022 all Covid rules and restrictions in Scotland have now been lifted. 

Covid-19 is still widespread and you can catch it even if you have been vaccinated or had it before, therefore the Scottish Government recommend continuing to follow their guidance on how to stay safe.

The Mountaineering Scotland guidance for individuals and clubs in the mountaineering community has been withdrawn (effective 25/3/22) but to assist individuals and clubs to operate safely we are continuing to make our previous guidance documents accessible as archived documents. 

While much of the content remains good practice, these documents are no longer being updated and are not intended to reflect or provide advice on current legal restrictions.

Mountaineering Scotland was formed 50 years ago to represent the interests of Scotland's hill walkers, climbers and mountaineers, and we continue that work today. With over 14,500 members and 160 affiliated clubs, we are open to anyone who loves to walk, climb or ski in Scotland's mountains.

Membership of Mountaineering Scotland offers excellent value and includes insurance for your mountaineering activities, member discounts and offers, access to great value mountain skills and climbing courses, events and competitions, quarterly Scottish Mountaineer magazine and more: Find out more about our member benefits here

In return you add your voice to our campaigns to protect Scotland's mountain landscapes, safeguard access rights, promote skills and safety,  and encourage people from all walks of life to enjoy the hills, mountains and climbing walls of Scotland responsibly.

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