Hillwalking, climbing and mountaineering clubs

Over 140 hillwalking, climbing and mountaineering clubs hold membership of the MCofS, with more than 6500 members of clubs enjoying a range of MCofS services and benefits.

Clubs can offer a brilliant way to meet people who share your passion for the hills, get out and about on club meets and grow your skills and experience. Why not find out if there is one near you?

We offer advice to club officials and committees to ensure their clubs are as successful, safe and active as possible. We have new clubs and online meet up groups joining us each year and are always happy to welcome more.

  • Finding a Club

    If you are interested in joining a club, check out our advice on how to go about it and take a look at the full list of MCofS-affiliated clubs.

  • Member benefits for clubs

    Discover what you get as an MCofS club member and how to join your club up to the MCofS.

  • The Huts Directory

    Many clubs own huts in great locations for exploring Scotland's mountains, perfect for staying overnight on group meets.

  • Insurance & legal matters

    All you need to know about the insurance we provide clubs and other legal matters.

  • How to develop your club

    Our top tips for promoting clubs, attracting new members and loads more.

  • Training for members of clubs

    We offer a range of low cost, subsidised mountain skills courses and climbing workshops tailored to clubs, and can recommend other useful training for club officials.

  • Young people in clubs

    Take a look at our guidance on child protection matters, essential reading for clubs with members under 18 years old.