MCofS members can get 50 per cent off travel on the Mallaig line

MCofS members can get 50 per cent off travel on the Mallaig line. Photo: Stephen McKay CC-BY-SA-2.0

Mountaineering Council of Scotland members are on track for a travel bargain, with train operator ScotRail offering half-price winter travel on three Highland routes.

The bargain prices, which run from 2 January until 31 March on the lines from Fort William to Mallaig; Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh; and Inverness to Wick and Thurso.

The offer applies to intermediate stations on the lines too.

MCofS membership development officer Mike Dales said: “Unlike the rest of the human population, mountaineers tend not to hibernate in winter. We are a group of people that travel around in search of snow-covered mountains, so it is great news that we can travel by train this winter and enjoy a generous discount from ScotRail.”

Chief officer David Gibson said: “Our members are always keen on a bargain and thanks to ScotRail they now have the chance to use the train for a trip to the hills, or simply to enjoy the spectacle of some of Scotland’s finest mountain landscapes in winter conditions. Either way, it’s a great offer not to be missed.”

The offer coincides with an article in the MCofS’s quarterly magazine Scottish Mountaineer by Tim Woods on the subject of Walking from the West Highland Railway.

Details of the deal are on the MCofS website.

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