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THE SCOTTISH MOUNTAINEERING TRUST 1999-2000

TRUSTEES met on September 30, 1999 and February 24, 2000.

During the course of these meetings support was given to the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust Winter Course 1999-2000; the An Teallach Mountaineering Club - Strawberry Cottage renovations; the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds - Cairngorm Plateau Survey; John Muir Trust Schiehallion Appeal; the Scottish Mountaineering Club - Cataloguing of SMC Library; the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team for a new base and headquarters; Argyll and Bute Council for a new bridge at Clashgour, Blackmount; the Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team for new team vehicles, and the Footpath Trust project - Ben Wyvis. Support is also being given to the National Trust for Scotland for footpath works on Ben Lawers and Glen Coe. The JMCS were given further support for the new gas installation at the Loch Coruisk hut.

Standing grants are made over to the Mountaineering Council of Scotland towards administration costs including the access officer.

The Trustees have sought advice this year on the technical aspects of a footpath project by the Footpath Trust in Coire an Laoigh, Beinn Eighe. Any feed back from Club members regarding any SMT-funded path work would be much appreciated.

The SMC benefits through annual royalty payments for the use of the Club's name in publications. A substantial portion of the production costs of small print Journal pages is met by the publications company. The Munro CD ROM project achieved excellent sales. The new version of the CD ROM is now on the market.

The Directors of the publications company during the period are T. B. Fleming (Chairman), D. J. Bennet, K. V. Crocket, C. D. Grant, A. Kassyk and T. Prentice (Publications Manager). D. C. Anderson attends Board meetings as Convenor of the Publications Sub-Committee.

The present Trustees are R. T. Richardson (Chairman), T. B. Fleming, D. C. Anderson, R. K. Bott, G. S. Nicoll, A. Kassyk, G. E. Irvine, P. W. F. Gribbon, S. M. Richardson and B. R. Shackleton. A. Kassyk and P. W. F. Gribbon are Trustee Directors and provide liaison between the publications company and the Trust.
J. M. Shaw is the Trust Treasurer.

The following grants have been committed by the Trustees.
General Grant Fund
Jonathan Conville Winter Courses 99/20 £1015
An Teallach Mountaineering Club - Strawberry Cottage, (plus an interest-free loan of £4000 to be repaid over a period of four years). £2000
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Cairngorm Plateau Survey. £500
SMC, Cataloguing of SMC Library. £500
Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team, Base and Headquarters. £10,000
Argyll and Bute Council, Bridge at Clashgour, Blackmount. £1000
Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team - team vehicles £3500
JMCS Coruisk Hut - further funding (gas installation) £640
John Muir Trust - Schiehallion Appeal £10,000
Footpath Fund
Footpath Trust - Ben Wyvis £6000

James D. Hotchkis, Trust Secretary.

 

THE SCOTTISH MOUNTAINEERING TRUST 2000-2001

TRUSTEES met on July 27, 2000, November 9, 2000 and March 1, 2001.

During the course of these meetings support was given to the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust Winter Course 2000 -2001; the Clachnaben Path Trust; the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds - Lichens/Hawkweeds Survey; Glasgow University Mountaineering Club Peru 2000; the Footpath Trust-path maintenance Loch Gainemach; the John Muir Trust - the purchase of Ben Nevis, and the Schiehallion Appeal Footpath Project; the SMC Journal Editor - computer; the National Trust for Scotland - Beinn Ghlas footpath; Scottish Winter Lofoten Expedition (Pete Benson) 2001, and the Mountaineering Council for Scotland - support for the Access and Conservation Officer.

After careful consideration and having regard to projected income the Trust's grant to the Mountaineering Council for Scotland for the next three years is now £5000 per annum.

During the year the Trust produced a leaflet for distribution to the public, a copy of which was included in a SMC newsletter.

The Trust received a generous donation of £5000 from The James and Patricia Hamilton Charitable Trust in April 2000.

The present Directors of the Publications Co. are T. B. Fleming (Chairman), R. K. Bott (appointed on April 1, 2001), K. V Crocket, P. W. F. Gribbon, (A. Kassyk retired by rotation on March 31, 2001) and T. Prentice (Publications Manager). D. C. Anderson attends Board Meetings in an advisory capacity as the Convenor of the Publications Sub-Committee.

The present Trustees are T. B. Fleming (Chairman), D.C. Anderson, R. K. Bott, K.V. Crocket, G. S. Nicoll, G. E. Irvine, P. W. H. Gribbon, C. J. Orr, S. M. Richardson, B. R. Shackleton and M. G. D. Shaw. R. K. Bott and P. W. H. Gribbon are Trustee Directors and provide liaison between the Publications Co. and the Trust. J. Morton Shaw is the Trust Treasurer. The Trustees wish to record their gratitude to R. T. Richardson, for services to the Trust as Chairman of the Trust from December 1998 - December 2000 and to A. Kassyk as Trustee and Trustee/Director of the company until recent retirement by rotation.

The following grants have committed by the Trustees.
General Grant Fund
Jonathan Conville Winter Courses 2000/2001 £840
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds - Lichens/Hawkweeds survey £500
Glasgow Mountaineering Club Peru 2000 £150
John Muir Trust - Purchase of Ben Nevis £5000
SMC Journal Editor - computer £638
Scottish Winter Lofoten Expedition 2001 £300
Mountaineering Council of Scotland for three years each year £5000

Footpath Fund
Clachnaben Path Trust £2500
Footpath Trust - maintenance at Loch Gainemach for
three years each year £100
John Muir Trust - Schiehallion Appeal Footpath Project £10,000
National Trust for Scotland - Beinn Ghlass footpath £2000

 

Contact Details:

The Secretary of the Trust, to whom all correspondence should be addressed, is

James D. Hotchkis
The Honorary Secretary
The Scottish Mountaineering Trust
Willowbank
Tradespark Road
NAIRN
IV12 5NF
Tel ( H ) 01667 - 455795
( Wk ) 01667 - 453278

Download Grant Application Forms

There are three forms available for grant applications: a General Form,
A Footpath Form, and an Expedition Form. They are in pdf format and may be printed out for completion and subsequent posting to the Secretary of the Trust, address as above. The pdf files are opened with Adobe Reader, which is available as a free download from Adobe (www.adobe.com). (Any version including 3.0 and later.) If you have a problem with this format please request forms from the Secretary.

Trust Reports:

1998-1999, Update to 1998-1999, 1999-2001, 2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2004, 2005, 2006

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