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Membership of Mountaineering Scotland

Whether you've just started hiking in Scotland's hills, or have years of experience, join us to become part of a community of over 15,00 members who love to walk, climb and ski in Scotland.

Your membership helps support our campaigns to protect our mountain landscapes, keep the hills clear of litter, promote considerate camping, raise awareness of skills and safety and maintain access rights.

Let us help you get where you want to go with a range of member benefits including:

  • 15m liability insurance for your mountaineering activities
  • Discounts on outdoor gear including 30% off Osprey backpacks, 15% off Cotswold Outdoors and Craigdon Mountain Sports and 10% off at Tiso stores
  • Monthly members' e-news and four issues of Scottish Mountaineer magazine a year
  • Great value mountain skills courses including navigation, winter skills, first aid and Mountain Leader training
  • Free online events and talks to help you learn and develop skills
  • Registration for Mountain Training courses
  • Access to BMC adventure travel insurance

We offer membership categories for the whole family, with up to 25% off the first year and a free gift for new members who pay by annual direct debit*

Join Mountaineering Scotland - individual membership    

Join Mountaineering Scotland - joint membership

Join Mountaineering Scotland - family membership

Join Mountaineering Scotland - ClimbScotland membership

Join Mountaineering Scotland - concessions   

Join Mountaineering Scotland - Mountain Training Candidate

  • *New member discount applies to new individual, joint or family memberships paying by GoCardless direct debit for the first year only. Renewal is at the standard price.
  • For our full list of membership categories and price list here (pdf)
  • Please read our membership terms and conditions - click here
  • Read our membership membership FAQs for payment, joint/family membership, concessions

How do I set up a Joint or Family membership?

To join as a family or two adult members at the same address, log in to the Members Portal, add each person to your family then select Individual membership for each person.  The joint/family membership discount is applied at the checkout. 

Download our family and joint membership pdf or watch our video for more details.

Why become a member?

Membership of Mountaineering Scotland offers excellent value at less than 3/month for an adult and 1.40/month for a youth member.

  • We are the national organisation representing Scotland's hill walkers, mountaineers, ski tourers and climbers.
  • We campaign on the issues that matter including access rights and promote conservation and sustainability for our mountains and mountain landscapes.
  • Mountaineering activities third party liability insurance cover included in your membership.
  • Great value mountain skills courses including winter skills, navigation, scrambling and avalanche awareness.
  • Discounts at loads of outdoor shops, gear suppliers and places to stay all over Scotland.
  • Scottish Mountaineer magazine four times a year - the only magazine dedicated to the outdoors in Scotland.
  • Network of over 160 hill walking, climbing and ski-touring clubs.
  • Exclusive access to low cost club huts in amazing places for enjoying the hills.
  • BMC travel insurance and a range of other financial services for members.

25% off for new members

Get 25% off your first year of membership and a free gift when you pay by direct debit online.

Join now

Benefits of membership

Your membership entitles you to a wide range of benefits including insurance, discounts and our courses.

Find out more

Choice of free gift

From beanies, maps and chalk bags to skills DVDs, select a wee gift as a thank you from us! 

Check out our free gifts

Other ways to join

  • Download and print out an application form here
  • Add your bank details to pay by direct debit and save 25%, or send it with a cheque for the standard amount payable to "Mountaineering Scotland" to Mountaineering Scotland, The Granary, West Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5QP.

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