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Old Man of Hoy clean-up consultation
Monday 9th October 2023, 2:06pm

A project is proposed to clean up the Old Man of Hoy, removing and disposing of decades of rotting pegs, old rusted bolts and unsightly tat that is making this sea stack look a mess, when it should be a pleasure to climb. This is with the agreement of the landowner, RSPB, who look after the extensive breeding seabird colony here.

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Earba Pumped Storage Hydro Scheme
Monday 9th October 2023, 1:37pm

Mountaineering Scotland is seeking the views of members on a new proposed hydro scheme which will have an impact on some popular climbing and hill walking venues in the central highlands.

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Your 'Navigation Workspace'
Thursday 5th October 2023, 5:47pm

As the nights draw in and we edge closer towards the clocks going back at the end of October, this is one of the best times of year to make sure your navigation skills are up to scratch.

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Our Month: Mountaineering Scotland in September 2023
Monday 2nd October 2023, 2:57pm

From access & conservation to the latest from the Mountain Safety Team, take a look back at what the Mountaineering Scotland team got up to on your behalf in September.

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What to pack in your rucksack for emergencies
Friday 22nd September 2023, 10:00am

Youíve been exploring the mountains for a few seasons now and itís all been going great...but now it's autumn, and what if something were to happen thatís more than a minor detour? What should you do? What kit should you have to deal with it? Our latest #AutumnAdventures post has you covered!

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Deer stalking season: Everything you need to know
Wednesday 20th September 2023, 4:25pm

With deer stalking activity increasing until 20th October, hill-goers are being encourage to check the Heading for the Scottish Hills service to avoid disturbing essential deer management during this key period.

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2023 Members Gathering and AGM
Monday 18th September 2023, 3:07pm

The 2023 Members Gathering and AGM has been announced! Save the date in your diary now!

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Five top tips for hill walkers this autumn
Friday 15th September 2023, 2:10pm

Read our top five tips for hill walkers to help you make the most of #AutumnAdventures

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Our Month: Mountaineering Scotland in August 2023
Tuesday 5th September 2023, 9:46am

From all things access to the latest news from our Mountain Safety Team, take a look back at what the team got up to on behalf of our members in August

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Disappointment at Shepherd's Rig windfarm decision reversal
Tuesday 22nd August 2023, 1:38pm

Mountaineering Scotland is disappointed in the decision by the Scottish Government to grant planning permission for the Shepherdís Rig windfarm near Cairnsmore of Carsphairn, in Dumfries and Galloway.

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