Thursday 25th August 2022, 12:35pm
Mountaineering Scotland have published their annual report for the financial year 1 Apr 2021- 31 March 2022:
2021-22 Annual report (pdf) - scroll down for alternative formats.
It was a busy year, with membership of both clubs and individual members growing beyond expectations and skills courses, climbing competitions and other activities resuming when the lockdown of early 2021 was lifted. Staff made a gradual return to the head office at The Granary, and the team continued to work hard to ensure services returned to normal as quickly as possible, with a restart of training courses for members and clubs and a return to a full range of climbing activities, including RealRock and competition climbing, for young people through the ClimbScotland program.
The pressures on the outdoors due to increased visitor numbers continued and several difficult issues emerged, including some related to access which will take time to be resolved and additional leverage by working with other organisations. There was also ongoing vigilance and review of planning applications to look out for inappropriate developments with the potential to impact on hills and mountains, once again working in collaboration with other organisations, where appropriate, to oppose such proposals.
We said a fond farewell to Heather Morning after 13 years in her role as Mountain Safety Adviser, as she moved on to take up the role of Chief Instructor at Glenmore Lodge. At board level, Kat Jones stepped down at the 2021 AGM at the end of her four year term as Director for Member Services and Communications.
A big focus for the year was the development of a new strategic plan to guide the organisation over the next three years and form the basis for the investment proposal to sportscotland for the same period. The Mountaineering Scotland board began the strategic review in April 2021 and consulted with staff, members, clubs and partner organisations as part of this process. The new strategy will bring changes in how we work in mountain safety, ClimbScotland and across all the work that we do through a new operational plan.
You can read the full 2021-22 Mountaineering Scotland annual report in flipbook format on Issuu (best viewed full screen) or download it as a pdf with or as text only (without graphics) - choose from the options below: