This page provides updates during these difficult times.
See other Member items below.
Announcements of the closure of all our Huts and Meets:
UPDATE - 11 May 2020
Hut users and LSCC Meets
The Scottish Government extended the current 'lockdown' arrangements for another 3 weeks on 7 May. In light of that, and given that social distancing will remain paramount, the Committee (in consultation with the HSC) has decided to extend the closure of our huts, and suspension of our LSCC meets until 21 June (6 weeks).
We will review in mid June.
In the meantime, we are all now 'allowed out' a bit more, and it may well be that Scottish guidelines in respect of that will change markedly over the next 6 weeks....
In that context, it is worth reading the BMC's thoughts on what a staged 'opening up' of climbing and hillwalking could look like (Mountaineering Scotland have not come forward with anything like this as yet) : The BMC Climbing and Hill walking Recovery Plan
Marieke Dwarshuis (LSCC President)
Please keep checking this page for updates.
Notice - 18 March 2020
Hut users: due to the spread of Covid-19 the LSCC has decided to close all of its huts from Sunday 22 March until Sunday 17 May. We will review the situation in early May. If you have a booking during that period, please contact the relevant Hut Bookings Secretary through whom you made the booking.
Meets: due to the spread of Covid-19, Club meets are now suspended until Sunday 17 May. This will be reviewed in early May.
The above advice of the closure of our huts also applies to individual LSCC Members.
Individual meet coordinators should please contact anyone who had signed up for their meet (up to 21 June) and let them know. The Meets Secretary (see Members area for email) will cancel any accommodation the club has booked.
Any LSCC Member who has paid for their bed nights on any of these meets (at non LSCC Huts) should get in touch with the Treasurer (with bank details!) and a refund will be given.
Useful comments/web links
10 May 2020
Newsletter sent by email to all members. Note Virtual gatherings and Quiz evenings. Contact Collette Haig for invite. (Details in Members Annual Record.)
11 April 2020
30 March 2020
Interesting article from Walk Highlands posted on LSCC Facebook by Marieke.
20 March 2020
Scottish Mountain Rescue has asked people to not visit Scotland's hills and mountains during the coronavirus outbreak.
UKC General article re walking and climbing - 17 March 2020 https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2020/03/covid_19_-_what_does_it_mean_for_the_outdoors-72237