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Covid-19

How the Coronavirus affects our events and your booking with us

Last updated on 25 June. This information will be updated as UK and Scottish Government advice is revised.

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We are following the Scottish Government guidelines and taking advice from the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and the British Mountaineering Club websites.

The Scottish Government has published a route map out of the Covid-19 situation. This route map consists of Lockdown followed by 4 Phases, we are currently in Phase 2, moving towards Phase 3 starting in early July.

Phase 3 is when we 'can drive beyond local area for leisure and exercise purposes' and there is a 'relaxation of restrictions on accommodation providers'. This therefore implies that we won't be able to host our hillwalking events in the Highlands until we enter Phase 3.

Beginning 3rd July, the Scottish Government will begin the transition to Phase 3. Some provisional key dates that have been announced are :
  • 3 July
    5 mile travel restriction relaxed, self-catering accommodation and outdoor hospitality can open.

  • 10 July
    people can meet in extended groups outdoors.

  • 15 July
    all holiday accommodation can open, indoor hospitality can open with restrictions in place.


The current situation with our events :
  • Events up to mid-July
    All our events up to the middle of July have been cancelled. We have contacted people affected and offered the choice of priority booking on other events later in the year or a refund.

  • Events where social distancing is difficult
    Some of our events have unavoidable close-contact. We may have to tweak some of these events or cancel others until the Scottish Government allows us to move into Phase 4. We'll review the situation once more information becomes available, but in the meantime we are still taking bookings for such events for mid-July onwards.

    These events include :
  • Bespoke events
    As travel to the UK from many countries has effectively stopped, all bespoke events booked by overseas clients for 2020 have been cancelled. We have contacted people affected and offered a refund.

  • Events from mid-July onwards
    We are taking bookings for our events from mid-July onwards. There is however a chance that some of these events may need to be altered, rescheduled to a later date or even cancelled. We'll review and revise the situation as more information becomes available from the UK and Scottish governments.


Regardless of reason, if we cancel an event that you are currently booked on, we will refund in full. Our booking terms are stated here.

If you have any concerns about your booking, or related transport or accommodation issues, please do get in touch and we'll try our best to help.


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