Representatives from the member-bodies of the Scottish Mountain Safety Group meeting at Balmoral, 1996

The Scottish Mountain Safety Forum

The Scottish Mountain Safety Forum (SMSF) is an umbrella organisation concerning mountain safety in Scotland. The Forum has developed from the Scottish Mountain Safety Group, originally established on the initiative of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) in 1988.


The Chair of the SMSF is Alfie Ingram.  Alfie can be contacted on alfoy.ingram@btinternet.com



The organisations represented on the Forum are:


  • Activity Scotland Association
  • Army HQ Scotland
  • Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland
  • Association of Mountaineering Instructors
  • British Association of Mountain Guides
  • British Association of Ski Patrollers
  • British Mountaineering Council
  • Forestry Commission Scotland
  • Glenmore Lodge National Outdoor Centre
  • Mountain Leader Training Scotland
  • Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland
  • Mountaineering Council of Scotland
  • Mountain Weather Information Service
  • Ramblers' Association (Scotland)
  • Scottish Accident Prevention Council
  • Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education
  • Scottish Cyclists' Union
  • The Scottish Government
  • Scottish Hang Gliding and Paragliding Federation
  • Scottish Mountain Bike Leaders' Association
  • Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Snowsport Scotland
  • sportscotland
  • sportscotland Avalanche Information Service
  • VisitScotland