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As we look forward to the future with a more positive outlook, the Mountaineering Scotland board of directors have started work on the review of our current strategy and the development of a new plan that will help guide the direction of our organisation through to 2025. 

This is an exciting time and updating and driving the overall strategy for the organisation is a key priority for the Mountaineering Scotland board of directors, to ensure we maintain the focus on our existing priorities, while also looking at new opportunities to develop and grow the scope of the work we are involved in. 

With the growth in interest in outdoor recreation and more people heading to the hills, pressures on the environment and access infrastructure, and significant concerns about the impact of climate change and how our landscape is managed it is important that the organisation adapts and responds in the coming years. With the debut of climbing as an Olympic sport in 2021, this year also offers us an important opportunity to engage more with young people who represent the future generations of Mountaineering Scotland. 

Tell us what you think

We are asking members of Mountaineering Scotland and the wider hill-going and indoor climbing community to take part in the surveys below to give us your thoughts and feedback, and help shape the future of the organisation that represents you! 

Your responses will help to influence the development of our new strategic plan and operational plans which set out our vision and values as well as key areas of activity and the outcomes we are working towards. 

Thanks to everyone that took part in the surveys below, which are now closed. A summary of the results will be published on our website and in a future issue of Scottish Mountaineer magazine.

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Survey closed

We will also be connecting with other partner organisations and key stakeholders over the next few months to seek their views on how we can work more effectively on behalf of the wider mountaineering community in Scotland.

Alongside the Walk-Climb-Ski Scotland survey, we are also working with Snowsport Scotland and other partners to understand the needs of backcountry and off-piste snowsports participants in more detail.

2021 Backcountry survey

Mountaineering Scotland is the representative organisation for Scotland's hill walkers, indoor and outdoor climbers, mountaineers and ski tourers, with over 14,500 members and 160 affiliated clubs.

Become a member and support our campaigns on the issues that matter including access, conservation of mountain areas and mountain safety.

Membership is excellent value at less than 3 a month for adults, and includes insurance, a range of member discounts and offers, access to great value mountain skills courses, quarterly Scottish Mountaineer magazine and more. 

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