RHSoc organises a number of annual events. The Autumn and Spring Bagger Rambles weekends allow members to gather together for hill-bagging and socialising at hostels or outdoor centres. A key event for Marilyn baggers is the RHSoc annual trip to St Kilda, to ascend the Marilyns on Hirta, Dun, Soay and Boreray, weather-permitting.
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There is also an Annual General Meeting followed by an Annual Dinner, with an award ceremony for Mad Baggers and new entrants to Halls of Fame. This takes place in June/ July each year, rotating between Scotland, England and Wales. Members and their Guests will have priority for places at this popular event which is also open to Prospective Members.
RHSoc encourages and supports all members to arrange additional trips or events to hill bagging objectives, especially where there is benefit in acting as a group, e.g. to reduce the cost of accommodation or boat charter, to facilitate access, or to celebrate a list completion/ Hall of Fame entry.
RHSoc can support members arranging trips / events with advice, financial support for deposits, liability cover (including for prospective members), publicity and relevant chants. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
To find out about trips/events that have been arranged, see the Upcoming Events Page where there is a Trip and Event Calendar. In addition, trips are often publicised on the Relative Hills Facebook Page, Island Bagging Facebook Page or Tumps Facebook Page. Members also receive notification of events in the Relative Mutters newsletter.
Where there is doubt about access to a particular summit, RHSoc strongly advises gaining permission from the landowner in advance. Such permission must be sought for any trips organised by RHSoc.
The Committee will continue to work with landowners and other authorities to facilitate access to difficult bagging goals, as we have for many years on St Kilda.