The money we raise through our car parks, consultancy and donations is spent on keeping Scotland’s access network up to scratch. As available public funding continues to reduce we are increasingly dependent on our own income to contribute to schemes.
If you want to play your part in the upkeep of our mountain paths, why not make a donation to help? 100% of it will support the ongoing maintenance of our upland path network.
Path-building costs on average £90 a linear metre, and once built, paths need constant maintenance. If you’re a path user who wants to give something back you can make a donation by clicking on the link below.
We are in the final phase of The Mountains and the People project to repair 145km of paths in Scotland’s two national parks, providing a major improvement to some of the country’s most popular and heavily-used paths, many of which were deeply eroded. We still need £40,000 to complete the work. To donate to the project, click on the link below.
If you’re a company or organisation and you want to help, you could sponsor a path, just like the booming Aberdeenshire beer-maker Brewdog. The craft-beer firm, famous for its Punk IPA, sponsors the main path on Lochnagar, the 1155m Munro on the Queen’s Balmoral Estate.
International energy firm TAQA, which has a major base in Aberdeen, sponsors the 6km path to the summit of nearby Broad Cairn, 998m. Both firms’ contributions are recognised in signage at the Spittal of Glenmuick car park run by OATS.
For details of how to sponsor a path please contact OATS – firstname.lastname@example.org
Car Parking Payments
If you didn’t manage to pay for your parking at any one of our car parks you may settle the parking fee by clicking on the paypal link below. This helps to support OATS in our work:
For individual car park parking fees go to /car-parking