Yes and no! Every year we organise a range of club trips usually defined by who’s interested. Non-members who are competent are always welcome on trips, but we prefer you to join because of liability insurance. You’ll also get financial help towards the cost off-Shetland trips from the club so it usually makes sense to join!

Novices may not be able to join all trips, although we will try our best to make it possible for you. A good example is the annual Winter Trip, where a reasonable level of hill-walking competence is essential and we generally won’t take anyone under 18 unless with a parent.