Scottish Mountaineering Club

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Scottish Mountaineering Club

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Description area

Dates of existence

Established 1889


The Scottish Mountaineering Club was formed in Glasgow in 1889, as a result of correspondence in the Glasgow Herald initiated by William W. Naismith.


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Functions, occupations and activities

The Scottish Mountaineering Club is a private club open to anyone who fulfills the entrance requirements and is proposed by an existing member. There are currently branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Fort William, and Perth who take part in climbing expeditions and social activities arranged by club members.

The Scottish Mountaineering Club produces definitive climbers' guides to Scotland's mountains and outcrops, the authoritative guide to Munros and guides for hillwalkers and scramblers in Scotland. The Club also operates five mountain huts in Scotland.

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General context

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Authority record identifier


Institution identifier

GB 249

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Carol Stewart, June 2017.



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