Trip to St. Kilda. Sept 2014. Photo: Douglas Law.

Upcoming Events and Trips

RHSoc organises several events throughout each year. The Autumn and Spring Bagger Rambles weekends allow members to gather together for hill bagging and socialising at hostels. In addition, a variety of island bagging and hill bagging trips are arranged, some with accommodation in huts and some with camping or motorhome opportunities.

You can also view past trips, which we may re-run in future. Some include trip reports.

Relative Hills Society Events 2021/2022

Last updated 30 August 2021 with new August 2022 Orkney islands trip. 

See the Relative Chatters page for the Autumn 2021 Relative Chatters Programme of online talks. 

If there is a further event/trip that you are interested in and/or may be happy to help organise, please contact Rick Salter at 

The following events have been organised by RHSoc Members for Members and Prospective Members:

St Kilda Stacs – October to December 2021

Efforts will continue to get competent climbers out to the St Kilda stacs again, subject to Covid-19, NTS permission and the weather! RHSoc Members only trip. To enquire, contact Rick Salter via

Autumn Bagger Rambles 2021: Friday 12-Monday 15 November 2021 (three nights) - Alston Youth Hostel, Cumbria.

This 30-bed Hostel has been booked on an exclusive hire basis. Bookings and payments made by individuals for 2020 have been carried forward. Friday and Saturday nights are now full but there are some spaces on Sunday.  Full payment is now due. A communal meal is planned for Saturday night with a cooked breakfast option for all three mornings.  

Contact Denise McLellan to book a place in the hostel via

MS Club Hut Weekend - February/ March 2022

Chris Ottley is planning to arrange a weekend trip to a MS club hut (in Scotland) in Spring/ Summer 2022  (see and is currently researching venues and availability.

Muir Cottage (

is the most likely but bookings are not yet open. This is a very comfortable hut (think YHA standard) for 18 in several smallish rooms at c £14 pppn.  If anyone has any preferences, let him know. More details will be posted once available. Contact Chris Ottley via

Spring Bagger Rambles 2022 - Islay- Port Charlotte YHA - Rescheduled (again) to 1-4 April 2022 (three nights)

Convivial company, some communal meals, boat trip options and hostel accommodation, we hope.... All payments for the 2020 trip (and associated boat trips arranged via Alex Cameron) have been carried forward to the new date in 2022. Those affected have received a more detailed email. The hostel is virtually full, but if you are still interested in joining us, please contact Gill Stephens via 

Orkney Islands Trips: 2022 2-4 and 9-11 August 2022

You are invited to join other members on a social island bagging trip over three days. There are 18 Orkney islands not served by the inter-island ferry service: Muckle Green Holm, Helliar Holm, Fara, Linga Holm, Gairsay, Swona, Papa Stronsay, Eynhallow, Cava, Auskerry, Faray, Switha, Copinsay, Holm of Faray, Rysa Little, Muckle Skerry, Calf of Eday and Stronsay.  An arrangement has been made with two local boat operators to visit all these islands- dependent on weather, skipper's decision etc.  of course. Two similar trips are being arranged, with 10 places on each. Not all islands have jetties so members need to make their own assessments of their abilities to land on each of the islands given dynamic wind and tide conditions. Trip participants are responsible for making their own arrangements for accommodation and travel to the jetties, but it may be possible to share with other attendees.  Dates may be changed at short notice if the weather is poor. Norman Wares is Trip Coordinator for the 2-4 August 2022 trip and Steve Gillions is the Coordinator of the 9-11 August 2022 Trip. Total cost is estimated at £300 per person.  Both trips are currently full but it's usual for there to be some changes over a year, so if you want to be added to the waiting list contact  

Corona Virus Update

Due to changing public health restrictions associated with Covid-19, all trips remain under constant review by the Committee. However, we recognise the importance our members place on trips and events and are committed to running events where at all possible, even in modified form.

You can contact the Committee for more information at any time by emailing