Highlands & Islands

Scottish Mountain award winner announcement due

The latest recipient of the Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture is due to be named ahead of the Fort William Mountain Festival.

Climber and inventor Hamish MacInnes was the first winner of the honour in 2008.

Remote locations film-maker Richard Else won the award in 2009 and mountaineer Jimmy Marshall last year.

The festival will run from 11 to 15 February and includes films and workshops on avalanche awareness.

Climber and extreme sportsman Tim Emmett will be among the guest speakers.

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