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Outdoor centres need support
Wednesday 9th September 2020, 3:37pm

Scotland’s outdoor education sector has called on the Scottish Government to support outdoor residential centres or face losing them forever. The sector has also launched a petition calling for greater support.

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Director vacancies
Tuesday 8th September 2020, 4:05pm

Mountaineering Scotland will have three vacancies for directors at the forthcoming AGM. Read on for more detail.

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Call for rethink over roadside parking restrictions in Perthshire
Friday 28th August 2020, 1:55pm

Perth and Kinross Council took action last week by placing parking restrictions on some rural roads. Read our response and call to action.

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COVID-19 Phase 3 update - a step forward for clubs and indoor climbing
Tuesday 25th August 2020, 4:40pm

Read more about the Phase 3 updates and positive news for club activities and indoor climbing walls.

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Top tips for wild woman campers
Tuesday 18th August 2020, 2:20pm

Multiple Munroist and keen camper Hazel Strachan shares some camping tips for women who want to give solo camping a try but still have some questions.

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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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