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Our Month: Mountaineering Scotland in March 2024
Tuesday 2nd April 2024, 11:45am

From the latest Access & Conservation news to climbing competitions and the end of our winter mountain safety courses, take a look back at what the Mountaineering Scotland team got up to on behalf of our members in March.

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The Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill
Wednesday 27th March 2024, 9:00am

New legislation for grouse and muirburn management was passed in the Scottish Parliament on 21 March 2024. The Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament for discussion and adoption in March 2023, making its way through the Committee amendment stages over the past year to become law.

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Mountain Hares in the Highlands: Can you help?
Friday 22nd March 2024, 9:31am

The Volunteer Mountain Hare Survey is underway again this year, and is looking to hillwalkers for help. It’s now quicker and easier to contribute mountain hare sightings, with a new, more streamlined on-line recording form which should only take a couple of minutes to complete.

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Our Month: Mountaineering Scotland in February 2024
Friday 1st March 2024, 9:00am

At the end of each month, we take a look back at the work the team has been carrying out on behalf of our members. Read on to hear the latest updates from Access & Conservation Officer Davie Black, Senior Mountain Safety Advisor Ross Cadie, ClimbScotland Development Manager Jamie Smith, and Member Services & Communications Manager, Helen Gestwicki.

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Mountaineering Scotland announces Jo Dytch as new Chair
Monday 12th February 2024, 9:00am

Jo Dytch becomes first woman appointed as Chair of organisation, just months after Anne Butler announced as first female President.

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#ThinkWINTER: A photographer’s view of the winter mountains
Tuesday 6th February 2024, 10:21am

Discover the beauty of Scotland's winter hills with Mountain Landscape Photographer, Benjamin Barendrecht.

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Our Month: Mountaineering Scotland in January 2024
Friday 2nd February 2024, 9:00am

Take a look back at what the team got up to on behalf of our members in January.

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#ThinkWINTER: Winter forecasting with the MWIS
Thursday 25th January 2024, 3:00pm

Garry Nicholson, Forecaster and Project Manager at the Mountain Weather Information Service (MWIS), takes us through what to expect from winter forecasting,

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Mountaineering Scotland joins line-up for Fort William Mountain Festival 2024
Tuesday 23rd January 2024, 9:00am

Mountaineering Scotland is delighted to be joining the Fort William Mountain Festival again next month as part of their 20th anniversary line-up, with an interactive stand in Festival Hub, a #ThinkWINTER Discovery Session with Glenmore Lodge and talk on mountain path campaign, It's Up to Us, as part of the Trail Running Headline event.

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Inspired by the mountains? Budding writers wanted!
Thursday 18th January 2024, 9:00am

Mountaineering Scotland’s popular Mountain Writing Competition is back! We’re asking those with stories and poems inspired by the mountains to put fingers to keyboards and submit their writings for a chance to win prizes, and have their work published online and in Scottish Mountaineer Magazine.

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