I very much appreciate the support for Ramblers Scotland from the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. Thanks guys!
This is what they said:
“The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) has called on The Ramblers to reverse their decision to close the Ramblers Scotland office and make staff redundant.
“MCofS President, Chris Townsend said:
‘Ramblers Scotland is a major force in access and conservation work north of the border. This move will have serious consequences in Scotland and suggests that the Ramblers Board in London have little knowledge or understanding of the role Ramblers Scotland plays.’
‘I’ve worked with Ramblers Scotland staff and know just how good and committed they are. Losing them will be a big blow to all outdoors people in Scotland.’
MCofS Chief Officer, David Gibson said:
‘Our staff and volunteers work with colleagues at Ramblers Scotland on a range of projects related to access and conservation issues, and encouraging people to enjoy activities in the outdoors. The loss of Ramblers Scotland staff, with their range of skills and experience, is potentially a serious set-back. We want to give our friends at Ramblers Scotland our full support at this difficult time, and urge our members and anyone else who enjoys Scotland’s outdoors to lobby Ramblers in London to reverse this decision, and to provide whatever support they can afford to Ramblers Scotland.’