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.

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 9 June 2021 with a update on Shiant island-bagging trips.

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 - 12 and 13 July 2021

This two day Summer Isles boat trip with Josh, Skipper, has been rescheduled and, for weather reasons, is no longer linked to the Annual Dinner date. The plan is to visit 16 islands.  Everything remains weather and Covid dependent!  The trip is currently full but you can add your name to the waiting list and your name will also be carried forward to a planned repeat trip in 2022. If interested, please contact Steve Gillions via rhsoc@rhsoc.uk

Boat Trip To Cruach Scarba (Marilyn, North end of Jura) - 22 July 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/ Covid dependent. One island only to be visited. Exceptionally good value! This trip is now full but you can add your name to the waiting list- which will help with the arrangement of future trips.  Contact Phil Massey via rhsoc@rhsoc.uk to express an interest.

Inbhirfhaolain Hut, Glen Etive - Friday 10 to Saturday 11 September 2021

This is the weekend before the annual dinner/AGM. This Grampian club hut (OS GR NN158507), 7 miles from the junction of the Tyndrum- Glencoe junction, offers a low carbon option to explore the Glencoe and Glen Etive Hills. It's basic but comfortable, sleeping 13 upstairs on a double sleeping platforms supplied with mattresses.

For more details on the hut and how to book - see our page: Inbhirfhaolain Hut Trip, Glen Etive.

 

 

Shiants trip- September 2021

Gill Stephens is arranging a trip to the Shiant Isles in September 2021- see here for details

Contact rhsoc@rhsoc.uk to express interest. 

St Kilda Isles (Hirta, Dun, Soay and Boreray) from Leverburgh, Harris- 10  – 14 September 2021 and 20-24 September 2021

Three boat trips, each for 12 people, are now booked to -hopefully- bag the St Kilda Islands’ Marilyns (i.e. excluding the Stacs) in September 2021, @c£350 pp all in for boats, camping, access. Deposits required.  If you want to join the waiting list, it's still possible you could get a place for September 2021. You can also add your name to list for the planned 2022 trip(s). Weather and Covid- regulation dependent.  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

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 https://www.mountaineering.scot/huts) and is currently researching venues and availability.

Muir Cottage (cairngormclub.org.uk)

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   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