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New member-exclusive MWIS weather skills courses
Thursday 18th April 2024, 9:00am

Introducing a new Mountaineering Scotland Weather Skills Course in association with MWIS, exclusively for our members. This one day mountain weather workshop is for members interested in expanding their knowledge of mountain weather and how this relates to making the most of your adventures in the mountains.

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North Face Car Park Members Update
Wednesday 17th April 2024, 5:00pm

The latest update from Mountaineering Scotland on the North Face car park at Torlundy.

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Wild land and planning developments updates
Wednesday 17th April 2024, 12:00pm

The National Planning Framework 4, which came into effect in February 2023, has made it easier for certain types of development proposed for Wild Land Areas to get permission through the planning system. Access & Conservation Officer, Davie Black, takes a look at which ones are currently giving cause for concern...

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Old Man of Hoy: Statement and survey results
Wednesday 17th April 2024, 9:00am

Our recent survey around the proposal to clean-up the Old Man of Hoy generated not only a large initial response in terms of both results and comments on social media, but also lengthy discussions in UKC Forums following the announcement of a film project and crowdfunding page.

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Looking to take your mountain skills to the next level?
Tuesday 16th April 2024, 9:00am

Mountaineering Scotland's Senior Mountain Safety Advisor, Ross Cadie, takes a look at the latest courses available to members and new members this summer.

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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. Its 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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