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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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Old Man of Hoy clean up: Consultation results
Monday 15th January 2024, 9:13am

The recent survey of the climbing community’s opinion on a proposal for cleaning up the tat on Old Man of Hoy produced an amazing response with 962 comments on the proposals as well as attracting media interest from Sky News and the BBC.

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ThinkWINTER: Essential kit for winter mountain adventures
Friday 12th January 2024, 10:39am

Epic winter adventures are even more fun when you are well prepared and have clothing and equipment suitable for the conditions. As part of the annual #ThinkWINTER campaign and the #12daysofsnowledge, we take a look at the essentials you need for epic mountain adventures this season.

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The Highland Council supports rethink of Shared Rural Network
Friday 12th January 2024, 10:39am

Questions about the roll-out of the Shared Rural Network 4G digital telecommunications mast programme were raised at a meeting of The Highland Council yesterday. The Highland Council will now write to the Scottish Government and UK Government to ask that Ministers work together, to pause and review the SRN programme and improve it.

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Scottish communities demand serious re-think of £1b Government project set to damage the Highlands and rural economy
Friday 12th January 2024, 10:28am

The proposed Shared Rural Network (SRN) is a UK Government initiative supported by the mobile network operators. It aims to provide 4G coverage to 95% of the geography (rather than population) of the UK. In the remote Scottish Highlands, this means installing hundreds of masts in places where nobody lives and wasting up to £500 million of taxpayers’ money.

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