Cairngormwanderer – Neil Reid – has been walking, climbing and exploring in the Cairngorms for 50 years. A member of the Mountain Bothy Association, he is joint maintenance organiser for Corrour Bothy and has played an active part in the recent renovations of a number of other Cairngorm bothies, including the Hutchie and Fords of Avon. In 2013 he was elected Area Representative for the Eastern Area on the MBA Management Committee, and in 2017 he became a Trustee of the MBA. He is also a Trustee of Bob Scott’s Bothy Association (SCIO No SC045845), which maintains Bob Scott’s Bothy.
In June 2013, after a lifetime in local journalism and a brief spell in PR, he took up the post of Communications Officer with Mountaineering Scotland and edits the magazine Scottish Mountaineer. Any views expressed here are, of course, his own.
He has visited other mountains, but the Cairngorms are ‘home’, whether staying in a bothy, a tent, or under the sky.
Being there and learning more about the hills and their history, and meeting others who enjoy being among mountains, is what it’s all about.