On Thursday 25th of May, Mountaineering Scotland and the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland will officially launch their new partnership campaign – It’s Up to Us – at an event in Perth’s Black Watch Castle & Museum.
The project aims to raise awareness of the challenges facing many of Scotland’s upland paths and the importance of maintaining them for the safety and benefit of people that use them and for the protection of the fragile mountain environment.
Mountaineering Scotland and OATS have earmarked the hill path from Dundonnell on An Teallach, one of Scotland’s most iconic mountains, for investment from the It’s Up to Us fundraising appeal. The campaign will initially focus on raising £300,000 to repair the badly damaged path on An Teallach, as well as awareness-raising of the lack of funds available for similar mountain paths on private land.
The launch event will begin with a short introduction to the project and preview of the It’s Up to Us campaign video, which was filmed on location on An Teallach over two days in May.
Several campaign ambassadors – including Cameron McNeish, Ross Cunningham, Kerri Wallace and Sean Green – will also speak at the event, discussing the importance of Scotland’s mountain paths from the viewpoint of different areas of the mountain-using community.
Alongside team members from Mountaineering Scotland, the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland and the Scottish Mountaineering Trust.