The Munro Society

The Munro Society Archive (MS 254) is a unique collection reflecting the use and enjoyment of Scotlands mountains. It was deposited in the Archive in 2003 and is added to on a regular basis.

The range of material is impressive, from records about the administration of the Society, to material relating to specific projects it organised and administered, such as the Mountain Quality Indicator project, and the Hugh Munro 150 Anniversary. Other Society records reflect its involvement in activities such as the Perthshire Alliance for the Real Cairngorms and the Dundee Mountain Film Festival.

Other material includes research, logs, and other papers, photographs and slides, all reflecting the activities of Munroists, particularly the activities of those who joined the Society, and publications created by Munroists or relating to the Scottish mountains. The collection also includes maps, mostly Ordnance Survey, featuring mountain ranges in Scotland, as well as journals, maintenance lists, annual reports and handbooks produced by the Mountain Bothy Association

The Society was established in 2002, in response to a discussion paper which argued that there was room for a society formed of those who had completed all the Munros, and to bring together the wealth of mountain experience that members would have accumulated. The Society offers to provide a forum in which Munroists could share interests and concerns as well as creating opportunities for socialising.

The objectives of the Munro Society are:

  • The access to and conservation of Munros as areas of wild mountain land.
  • To foster social and cultural exchange between members.
  • To establish and maintain an archive of material relative to the Munros and Munroists.

You can find more information about the Munro Society on their website, and a full description of the collection is available in our catalogue.

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