|Administrative History||The Cairngorm Club was established in Aberdeen in 1887 'to encourage mountain climbing in Scotland, with special reference to the Cairngorm group of mountains ... to procure and impart scientific, topographical and historical information about the Scottish mountains ... to consider the right of access to Scottish mountains ... and ... to issue a Journal or such other publications as may be considered advantageous to the Club'. (Rules of the Cairngorm Club (Aberdeen, 1921). As well as publishing its own journal, The Cairngorm Club Journal, it established a library for its members use, stocked with a wide selection of contemporary books and periodicals on all aspects of mountaineering, rock climbing, geology and topography. The club's archive and library are now both deposited in Special Libraries and Archives, University of Aberdeen, where the library is managed as one of several special book collections (ref. Cairngorm Club). |
For more information on the club and its history see Tom Weir, A Hundred Years on the Hills , Scots Magazine , 128, (December 1987), 293-298; and Sheila Murray, The Cairngorm Club, 1887-1987 (Aberdeen: Cairngorm Club, c. 1987).