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Holyrood honours mountain rescue volunteers

MOUNTAINEERING organisations have met with politicians at the Scottish Parliament thanks to enthusiastic mountaineer Liz Smith MSP.

In the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, where the sport of climbing in Scotland is reputed to have originated in the Victorian age, Mountaineering Scotland and Scottish Mountain Rescue held a reception at Holyrood to celebrate the dedication and expertise of the volunteers and professionals who keep people safe in Scotland’s mountains and wild landscapes. Ms Smith has also submitted a motion in parliament recognising and praising the work of both organisations and has received the cross-party backing of 36 MSPs so far.

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