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Considerate camping - minimal impact campaign
Tuesday 4th August 2020, 2:23pm

Mountaineering Scotland have launched a campaign to promote considerate camping in Scotland this summer. This comes alongside calls from local councils for further allocation of resources to tackle irresponsible camping and over-tourism which has lead to parts of Scotland being overcome by the number of visitors and campers.

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Tak It Hame 2020
Monday 20th July 2020, 2:09pm

Hillwalkers and climbers urged to help keep hills clear of litter

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Access in Scotland - calls for further investment
Friday 17th July 2020, 10:00am

The Chair of the National Access Forum of which Mountaineering Scotland is a member - has written to the Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham MSP, to highlight the importance of adequate resourcing for outdoor access in Scotland. The letter outlines the challenges faced by both walkers and landowners in managing access arrangements to enable daily exercise under recent lockdown restrictions. The letter also raised the need for greater investment in infrastructure such as paths and car parks.

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What's in name? Concerns over 'wild' camping
Monday 13th July 2020, 4:45pm

Mountaineering Scotland and the mountaineering community are concerned about groups of informal campers, whose anti-social behaviour and littering threatens to undermine the activities of the many people who enjoy camping responsibly both by the roadside and in the wilderness in keeping with the Scottish access laws. Wild camping is lightweight camping with a tent, done in small numbers for up to two or three nights in any one place, and usually done well away from roads and buildings. Roadside camping is lawful if done responsibly, according to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

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COVID-19 update: Car parks, toilets and facilities reopening
Friday 10th July 2020, 2:00pm

Find out which toilets, car parks and other facilities are open during COVID-19 with our list of useful resources including national parks, local councils and other organisations.

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When you gotta 'go' - dealing with emergency poo situations in the outdoors
Wednesday 8th July 2020, 3:45pm

What should you do when you need to go to the toilet outdoors? Read our quick guide and be ready if you ever get caught short!

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Walkers and climbers prepare for return to the hills
Thursday 2nd July 2020, 4:41pm

Mountaineering Scotland welcomes lifting of 5-mile travel limit for recreation. However wild camping still not on the cards.

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Returning to the hills - navigation
Monday 29th June 2020, 2:42pm

As we get ready to return to the hills in what for some of us will be the first time in months, Mountain Safety Adviser Ben Gibson offers advice on refreshing navigation skills.

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Walkers and climbers delighted at date for return to the hills
Wednesday 24th June 2020, 4:28pm

Mountaineering Scotland's response to the First Minister's statement on the lifting of the 5-mile travel limit for leisure and recreation from 3rd July as part of the revised COVID-19 routemap for Scotland.

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The ups and downs of exiting lockdown
Friday 19th June 2020, 6:00pm

As we move into COVID-19 Phase 2 in Scotland, here's an update on what Mountaineering Scotland have been doing and the ups and downs of lockdown.

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