The MCofS Gift of Membership Offer

Looking for a gift for someone special?  Membership of the MCofS makes a great gift for the hill walker, climber or mountaineer in your life. A year’s membership of the MCofS is a fitting present for that ‘special person’ - at any time of year: a gift which lasts all year round.

In addition to membership, the Gift of Membership Offer includes a card for your personal greeting and the choice of a gift from our range of accessories, DVDs and a quality Silva compass worth £25.

Members support the work of the MCofS which represents mountaineers' interests - upholding rights to responsible access; protecting the mountains from intrusive developments, and promoting mountain safety through our members-only subsidised skills courses and free lectures. We also work to develop climbing activities for young people and to equip members of all ages with the skills required to further their self-reliance in the mountain environment.

Once your ’special person’ is a member of the MCofS they will also appreciate the value of their MCofS membership card. The MCofS operates a Members’ Discount Scheme, so by showing their card on a regular basis they will easily save the cost of the annual subscription by claiming discounts with retailers, accommodation providers and a wide range of other discount scheme partners.

As an alternative to Individual Gift Membership of the MCofS you may purchase a Joint Membership for two people living at the same address, or Family Membership for those with one or more children in the household. A Joint or Family gift of membership qualifies for 2 gifts from the selection below.

Another benefit is that members are protected by our third party Civil Liability Insurance. Joint and Family Memberships are therefore a great way of providing all household members with protection against potential claims for negligence due to damage or injury caused to third parties during their mountaineering activities.

As well as receiving their membership card, a gift of membership card with your own personal message, and the current edition of our members-only Scottish Mountaineer magazine, they will also receive the next four editions of Scottish Mountaineer during the coming year. A year-round reminder of your gift!

Choose a free gift worth up to £25 for the recipient:

Depending on the particular interest of your 'special person' you can choose one item from the following list of valuable free gifts:

  • Silva Expedition 4 Compass worth £25.00
  • MCofS ‘Saltire’ Chalk Bag worth £15.00
  • MCofS 'Saltire' Beanie worth £9.00 (one size, dark blue - not illustrated but with same logo as the chalk bag)
  • James Baxter's book (a Munroist's diary) - "From Glen Esk to Glen Shiel" worth £10.00 (not illustrated)
  • DVDs - Choose one from our range:
    • Climbing Wall Essentials
    • Rock Climbing Essentials
    • Winter Essentials
    • Alpine Essentials (not illustrated)
    • Hill Walking Essentials
    • Water Hazards in the Mountains (not illustrated)

All gift items are subject to availability and not available to anyone who has previously held Individual membership of MCofS.

To treat someone in your life to the Gift of Membership click here (for PDF) or here (for Word document) and complete the Gift of Membership Application.

Then do one of the following:-

1.  Post the completed PDF form to us with a cheque or your credit/debit card details.  Send to Gift of Membership, MCofS, The Old Granary, West Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5QP; or

2.  E-mail the completed Word document to us at membership@mcofs.org.uk.

Choose from the membership categories below.


Gift offer £19.50, usual price £28.55

Youth (under 18 years)



(unwaged, OAP, student)




(2 adults at same address)

Gift offer £39.50 usual price £47.75

Family - Kids are free!

Kids enjoy free membership but please ADD £3.50 insurance fee for each child under 18 years

Gift offer £39.50 usual price £47.75

£3.50 per child