For avalanche forecasts visit www.sais.gov.uk

About SAFOS

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SAFOS’ board members represent a diverse range of organisations with interests and expertise related to snow and avalanches in Scotland. The board typically meets twice a year, and is available to give advice as needed.¬†

Current Members

  • Scott Armstrong, VisitScotland
  • Jane Blackford, University of Edinburgh
  • Mark Diggins, sportScotland Avalanche Information Service
  • Richard Essery, University of Edinburgh
  • Bob Kinnaird, Principal, Glenmore Lodge
  • Kenneth Lawson,¬†Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland
  • George McEwan, Mountain Training Scotland
  • John Mackenzie, mountaineer
  • Heather Morning, Mountaineering Council of Scotland
  • Ross Purves (Chair), University of Zurich
  • Desmond Smith, emeritus Heriot-Watt University
  • Tim Walker, British Mountain Guides
  • Jim Watson, Met. Office

News & Events

(SAFOS) Lecture Seminar – 24-25 Oct 2015

An opportunity for all mountain enthusiasts, skiers, boarders, climbers, walkers, mountain guides, instructors, ski patrol, mountain rescue personnel and other professionals to address the challenges that avalanche hazard in Scotland presents.

Avalanche education seminar at Glenmore Lodge

Experts meet to discuss avalanche education in Scotland.