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 CEO Stuart Younie, Access & Conservation Officer Davie Black, Senior Mountain Safety Advisor Ross Cadie, ClimbScotland Development Manager Jamie Smith, and Member Services & Communications Manager, Helen Gestwicki.
A new survey has been created by Mountaineering Scotland - supported by our partners in the Mountain Safety Group* – with the aim of helping all organisations interested in safety in the hills and mountains gain better insight into the causes of accidents.
Mountaineering Scotland, as part of a coalition of community, conservation and outdoor recreation groups, has written to the UK Government asking it to review its rollout of the Shared Rural Network programme to prevent causing unnecessary damage to communities and wild places.
This year's AGM took place at Birnam Arts, near Dunkeld, on Saturday 11th of November. As well as official AGM business - including the announcement of our new President, Anne Butler - we also introduced the new Manifesto for the Mountains, and invited members to join us on an afternoon walk up Birnam Hill lead by Access & Conservation Officer, Davie Black.
Mountaineering Scotland are pleased to announce Anne Butler as the first female president, taking over from Brian Shackleton who stepped down at last Saturday's 2023 AGM.
Mountaineering Scotland has worked closely with Braulen Estate and East Monar Estate to reinstate the concession which allows vehicle access over the winter period (approx. 1st November to 31st March) when the private glen road is closed to public vehicles.
Take a look back at the work the Mountaineering Scotland team carried out on behalf of our members in October.
Autumn is often the most changeable of all our seasons in terms of weather variability. We say farewell to summer and hello to winter with a chaotic meteorological mix.
Hillwalkers reminded to pack their torches and brush up on navigation skills as clocks go back
The mountains have started to turn orange, the temperatures are dropping, and now is the time of year when you can start to look for a specific set of conditions – those needed to create a temperature inversion. But what makes inversions so special, and how do you find them?