The ‘It’s Up to Us’ campaign, an exciting new partnership between the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland (OATS) and Mountaineering Scotland, aims to develop a sustainable long term funding model that will change the perceptions of the public, Government and agencies to ensure that hill path repair and habitat restoration is recognised for its social, economic and environmental benefits.
This new campaign will start with a project to address decades of path erosion on An Teallach – one of the country’s most-loved mountains in the North-West Highlands.
Many mountain users are unaware of the cost of path building and the lack of funds for restoration projects on private land outside of Scotland’s national parks and NGO estates. This campaign is targeting outdoor enthusiasts, and those organisations who care deeply about Scotland’s hills and mountains, to raise essential funding which will ensure Scotland’s outdoor access network remains fit for the future enjoyment of everyone.
If you’re a path user who wants to give something back you can make a donation by clicking on the ‘Donate’ below. For more information on the It’s Up to Us campaign go to https://savemountainpaths.scot/
Donate To Help Support Our Work
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 – [email protected]
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