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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 nearly 16,000 members who love to walk, climb and ski in Scotland.

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

  • You're covered with 15m liability insurance for your mountaineering activities
  • Save money with discounts on outdoor gear including 30% off Osprey backpacks, 15% off Cotswold Outdoors and Craigdon Mountain Sports and 10% off at Tiso stores
  • Gain confidence and learn new skills with our great value mountain skills courses including navigation, winter skills and Mountain Leader training
  • Keep up to date with our monthly members' e-news and four issues of Scottish Mountaineer magazine a year
  • Learn online with our free online events and guides to help you learn and develop skills
  • Take it to the next level and register for Mountain Training qualifications
  • Enjoy some amazing locations with member only access to low cost accommodation in club huts
  • Going further afield? Our members can get BMC adventure travel insurance (additional costs apply)

Your membership also 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.


We offer membership categories for everyone, with joint and family memberships available:

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

  • 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, select family membership and add each person to your family. Then complete the details for each family member. 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.


Set up annual subscription

Save time by setting up an annual subscription by credit/debit card or with a direct debit.

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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 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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