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Scottish Mountaineering Trustís Diamond Grant kick starts ground-breaking new campaign to save Scotlandís hill paths

The recipient of the Scottish Mountaineering Trust (SMT) 60th anniversary award will be announced at the Dundee Mountain Film Festival on Saturday (26th November 2022), with the ambitious ĎItís Up to Usí campaign - a new partnership project from the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland (OATS) and Mountaineering Scotland - set to receive the £100,000 Diamond Grant.

The campaign will start with a project to address decades of path erosion on An Teallach Ė one of the countryís most-loved mountains in the North-West Highlands. It aims to develop a sustainable long term funding model that will change the perceptions of the public, Government and agencies to ensure that hill path repair and habitat restoration is recognised for its social, economic and environmental benefits.

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An Teallach (Credit: Nigel Brown)
Path erosion on An Teallach (Credit: OATS)

OATS CEO Dougie Baird carrying out a path survey on An Teallach (Credit: OATS)

 Scottish Mountain Trust Chair, John Fowler, presenting OATS CEO Dougie Baird and Scottish Mountaineering CEO Stuart Younie with the Diamond Grant at the Dundee Mountain Film Festival 

 Scottish Mountain Trust Chair, John Fowler, presenting OATS CEO Dougie Baird and Scottish Mountaineering CEO Stuart Younie with the Diamond Grant at the Dundee Mountain Film Festival 

 Scottish Mountain Trust Chair, John Fowler, presenting OATS CEO Dougie Baird and Scottish Mountaineering CEO Stuart Younie with the Diamond Grant at the Dundee Mountain Film Festival