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"Two Great Groups Working in Scotland

As with Tubular Fells, Peter Burgess was keen that some monies collected from sales of his latest map, went to a worthwhile cause.  Mountain Rescue was always an intended recipient for funds so that was an easy decision, but James Hoye who assists technically with this website, also suggested the John Muir Trust.  As a result of discussions £1.50 from each sale of Munroverground will be split equally between these great causes.  Many of us may never ever need the assistance of a mountain rescue team or ever feel the need to join a working group on the hills, but by buying the map you are at least giving some support.  Peter is really keen that after the success of Tubular Fells, he will be able to present equally generous donations later in the year.  However, it will be an ongoing process and over the years it is hoped that the continuing purchases of all his maps will ensure monies can be continually passed on to Fix the Fells, The John Muir Trust and of course Scottish Mountain Rescue.
The John Muir Trust is the leading wild land conservation charity in the UK. They love wild places and are dedicated to protecting and improving them for people and wildlife. Over 10,000 members support them in their work. Currently the trust own and look after some of the finest wild areas in the UK including some of the locations featured on MunrOverground. Ben Nevis, Blaven, Quinag, Schiehallion, Sandwood Bay and others are in their care. The John Muir Trust manage their properties according to their wild land management standards, which focus on habitat improvement and encouraging a more natural landscape and ecosystem. The UK’s remaining wild land is disappearing under development at an unprecedented rate with implications for our environment, economy and quality of life. The John Muir Trust campaigns for greater protection for wild land across the UK through its Wild Land Campaign. Through the John Muir Award, the John Muir Trust encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places. Since 1997, more than 100,000 people across the UK have achieved an Award.
You can find out more about the John Muir Trust, including how to join, at www.johnmuirtrust.org
Scottish Mountain Rescue is carried out on a voluntary basis by members of the various mountain rescue teams. Each of the teams is based in a particular area, and has, in principle a specific area within which it is available to help. In practice the teams cooperate considerably and these boundaries are very flexible. The teams do not only carry out the rescue of mountaineers. Their work is probably better described as "rescue where mountaineering skills are useful". Examples of this would include rescuing motorists stranded in snow or more recently searching for pilots of "downed aircraft" in the mountains.
You can find out more about the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland, at www.mountainrescuescotland.org
Youtubular VideoKeith Brame visits John Muir Trust Property - Photographer Keith Brame has been taking pictures of the John Muir Trust's scenic properties.. Here are just a few of the stunning images he has captured. Find out more about the land we protect at www.jmt.org. Thanks to fiddler Amanda Ironside for her rendition of Huntingdon Castle.

Scottish Mountain Rescue in action!

MunrOverground, like it's English counterpart 'Tubular Fells', will contribute financially to two great projects in Scotland, including The John Muir Trust and Scottish Mountain Rescue. Both these charities will benefit equally from sales of the new Munro title to the tune of 75 pence apiece. I hope you can show both these projects your support by purchasing this great new map of the Scottish hills.

The Jacobite steaming along beside Loch Eil