Useful resources for planning in the hills

We are very fortunate to live and work in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with no shortage of incredible spaces in which to walk, run, climb, bike and undertake any outdoor pursuit. It's vital to remember that the conditions up in the hills can be very different from those at the roadside, and they can change quickly. Additionally, mobile phone coverage remains poor in places, so it's worth bearing in mind when you're heading out and plan accordingly.

We are not mountain safety advisors, but in the interests of public safety we have included some great resources to help you make sure you're well prepared and make the most of your time in the hills. 

For information on how to prepare for the outdoors including training courses and events: visit Mountaineering Scotland

For information on Police Scotland in our area including up-to-date advice and information: visit Police Scotland (Highlands and Islands)

For up-to-date conditions in the mountains: visit the Mountain Weather Information Service

For information and forecasts on avalanches: visit the Scottish Avalanche Information Service

For access to the Ordnance Survey 'OS Locate' App and mapping services: visit Ordnance Survey


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