The Centre for Mountain Studies (CMS) was established at Perth College UHI in August 2000, with the objective of creating a centre of excellence for work in mountain areas within the University of the Highlands and Islands.
With a focus on mountain environments and the people who depend on them, both in Scotland and internationally, the CMS has four main goals:
- To undertake and communicate high-quality research;
- To convene meetings to disseminate and discuss knowledge and to develop research agendas;
- To contribute to informed policy-making processes;
- To lead in the development and delivery of academic courses and training.