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

Upcoming Events and Trips

RHSoc organises several events through each year. The Autumn and Spring Bagger Rambles weekends allow members to gather together for hill-bagging and socialising at hostels, outdoor centres or if needs must, camping.

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 rhsoc@rhsoc.uk.  

Relative Hills Society Events 2021/ 2022

( Last updated 5 March 2021 with a new  potential MS club hut trip in 2022.)

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

If there is a further event/trip that you are interested in and/or may be happy to help organise, please contact Denise McLellan on rhsoc@rhsoc.uk. 

Summer Isles SIB bagging, Ullapool - hopefully Summer 2021

The Summer Isles boat trip is being rescheduled and, for weather reasons, is no longer linked to the Annual Dinner date. Steve Gillions will be in touch with anyone who has shown an interest after he has more information (eg re Covid restrictions) from the boat skipper.  The exact date will still be weather dependent. There may be places available so if interested please contact Steve Gillions via rhsoc@rhsoc.uk

Boat Trip To Cruach Scarba (Marilyn, North end of Jura) - Late July/ Early August 2021

An island bagging day trip from Black Mill Bay on Luing, hopefully landing at island jetty with kind support from the island's owner. Weather dependent. One island only to be visited. Details, including price, to be confirmed in February 2021 but contact Phil Massey via rhsoc@rhsoc.uk to express an interest.

St Kilda Isles (Hirta, Dun, Soay and Boreray) from Leverburgh, Harris- 10  – 14 September 2021

A trip to -hopefully- bag the St Kilda Islands’ Marilyns is planned once again for September 2021, @c£350 pp all in for boats, camping, access. 20-24 September 2021 may be a backup date. No deposits yet requested but Rick will be in touch with those who have expressed an interest. RHSoc Members only trip. To book or ask questions, contact Rick Salter via rhsoc@rhsoc.uk

Annual Dinner and AGM Saturday 18th September 2021

Venue : The Moorings Hotel, Banavie, Fort William

The AGM will be held at 5.00pm, for all RHSoc members, followed by the Annual Dinner for members and guests, gathering at 7.00pm for drinks and chatter. The shortlisted photos from the 2020 Annual Photo competition will be on display, and there will be the opportunity  for everyone to help in the selection of the winning photos and runners up.

After the dinner, there will be an awards presentation, followed by time to socialise.

If you reserved for the postponed annual dinner in 2020, then your meal booking(s) will be carried over to this year. Room reservations at The Moorings have also been re-scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights but individuals need to reconfirm these with the Hotel. The Hotel will also take new room bookings and has good availability. Those with accommodation booked elsewhere will need to contact the accommodation provider directly.

There are still places available at the 2021 Annual Dinner. Please contact Jenny Hatfield at rhsocdinner2020@gmail.com to book.

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 rhsoc@rhsoc.uk

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 but there is plenty of space for others. Details, such as the date by which deposits must be paid,  will be confirmed in Summer 2021 but the price will be very reasonable. A communal meal is planned for Saturday night with a cooked breakfast option.  

If anyone wishes to book accommodation independently and then link up for walks etc., a Whatsapp group will be set up to facilitate this nearer the time. Contact Denise McLellan to join the Whatsapp group and/ or book a place in the hostel via rhsoc@rhsoc.uk

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. There are places available. Please contact Gill Stephens/ Alex Cameron if you have any queries about your booking, boat trips or wish to attend via rhsoc@rhsoc.uk

MS Club Hut Weekend - Spring/ Summer 2022

Chris Ottley is planning to arrange a weekend trip to a MS club hut (in Scotland) in Spring/ Summer 2022  (see https://www.mountaineering.scot/huts) and is currently researching venues and availability. If anyone has any preferences, let him know - he knows this is rather vague but he wanted people to know. More details will be posted once available. Contact Chris Ottley via   rhsoc@rhsoc.uk.