The Rucksack Club

Scope and Content

The collection contains:

  • Minutes and Constitution, 1395-2009
  • Meets Books, 1923-2008
  • Accounts and Finance, 1965-2000
  • Visitor Books, 1928- 1966
  • Bothy Song Book, 1999-2000
  • Graham Leaver Memorial Fund, 1989-1991
  • Membership Forms, 1999-2006

Administrative / Biographical History

The Rucksack Club was first set up in 1923 and the official title of the club was The Rucksack Club of University College Dundee. The aim of the club was to further the interests of the members in all matters appertaining to mountaineering, hill climbing, camping, tramping and similar open air past times. The official name of the club is now Dundee University Rucksack Club as the club evolved alongside the creation of the University of Dundee. A memorial fund was set up for Graham Leaver, who was a member of the club he died in a climbing accident in 1989. The result of the memorial fund was the renovation of the Glas-Allt-Shiel bothy, which is used by the Rucksack Club.


Records are arranged chronologically within series.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

Phillip McKenna


Quote from Administrative/ Biographical History taken from the original constitution of the Rucksack club as written in Meets Book Volume 1 1923-1924. (RU 298/2/1)

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available. / Handlist.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The records are on paper with some photographs.

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description updated by Penelope McMahon June 2009.

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

Dundee University Rucksack Club



Location of Originals

The material is original.

Geographical Names