Carn Dearg Mountaineering Club

Scope and Content

Meet books: 1949 - 2012Hut books: 1968 - 1985Account books: 1971 - 2006Secretary Correspondence: 1967 - 2007Membership lists: 1958 - 2008Anniversary & History folder: 1949 - 2009Publications & News cuttings: 1983 - 1985

Administrative / Biographical History

The Carn Dearg Mountaineering Society was founded in 1949 in Forfar, because it was easy for members to cycle or bus to Glen Clova. Carn Dearg translated from Gaelic is 'Red Hills' i.e. the Red Craigs of Glen Clova. The Society originated due to ex-service men and women's ongoing enthusiasm for outdoor life. The Society's base is now in Dundee with members from across Scotland and U.K. Throughout the year the Society runs monthly and weekend trips to Scotland's most spectacular mountain areas. It caters for all forms of mountaineering activity and membership allows users to have access to members-only mountaineering bothies. The club today (2014) has approximately 80 members of all ages and abilities.


Access Information

Open, subject to to Data Protection legislation and preservation requirements

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list

Archivist's Note

Most recent administrative and financial records retained by the Society

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.

Custodial History

Records held by various officials, usually in their homes



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