Collection MS 358 - Carn Dearg Mountaineering Club

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MS 358


Carn Dearg Mountaineering Club


  • 1949-2013 (Creation)

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8 Boxes

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Administrative history

The Carn Dearg Mountaineering Club originated due to ex-service men and women's ongoing enthusiasm for outdoor life. It 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. Its base was later moved to Dundee but members are spread across Scotland and England. 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. Carn Dearg Mountaineering Club website

Archival history

Kept by club secretaries etc. Some legal material retained by the club.

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Scope and content

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



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Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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The records are on paper.

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MS 138 The Grampian Club RU 298 The Rucksack Club

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MS 358

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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