Nominate your heroes

Two years ago we launched two new award trophies to celebrate the people who make a difference to Scottish hill walking, mountaineering and climbing. We now have two beautiful sculptures created by renowned glass artist Emma Butler Cole Aitken and are looking for your help to ensure that our awards reach and recognise worthy recipients...

Awards 2016

ClimbScotland Young Climber of the Year Award

ClimbScotland Young Climber of the Year Award recognises participation and personal achievement among our younger members (under 25s) in climbing, one of Scotland’s fastest growing sports.

We are looking for a young person whose talent, enthusiasm and commitment to climbing inspires other young people to start or progress with their own climbing. This might be through competition climbing, coaching, club activities or other exciting endeavours.

Previous winners of the ClimbScotland Young Climber of the Year Award

  • 2016 - Talented young climber, Caitlin Connor
  • 2017 - Talented young climber, William Bosi
  • 2018 - ?

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Mountaineering Scotland Volunteer of the Year Award

Mountaineering Scotland Volunteer of the Year Award recognises those who make a significant voluntary contribution to Scottish mountaineering through Mountaineering Scotland, our clubs, groups, huts, training programmes, competitions, campaigning work or other relevant activity areas.

We want to give a well-deserved ‘thank you’ to those who offer their time, experience and skills for the benefit of their fellow hill walkers, climbers or mountaineers, or for the mountain landscapes we all cherish. This may have been over many years, or, simply outstanding dedication that has made a real difference and is valued by others.

Previous winners of the Mountaineering Scotland Volunteer of the Year Award

  • 2016 - Thom Humphrey and Dave Gordon
  • 2017 - The Donaldson Family
  • 2018 - ?

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Know someone who fits the bill? Why not nominate them? Here's how:

  • All you need to do is complete one of the simple nomination forms (see above) and give us the reasons why they stand out in your estimation.
  • Email us at or post it to us at Mountaineering Scotland, The Granary, West Mill Street, Perth PH1 5QP, by Monday, 1st October 2018.
  • We will present the awards to the winners at the Mountaineering Scotland AGM on Saturday 24 November 2018 (winners will be notified two weeks in advance).

Any questions?

If you would like to talk to us about the awards process or have any questions while you are completing a nomination form, please get in touch on 01738 493942 or email us at

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