Walking and Hiking Accidents in Scotland's hills are decreasing

September 2007

Accidents in Scotland's hills are decreasing. This is the conclusion of research commissioned by Sportscotland based on statistics from the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland.

The researchers have also identified those most at risk and highlighted the most significant risk factors. It's hoped that this information will help improve mountain skills education and training and so ensure that the downward trend continues.

Some of the report's findings are:


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