Volunteering to save lives in Scotland

Scottish Mountain Rescue represents 23 volunteer Mountain Rescue Teams (including Scottish Cave Rescue) with over 800 volunteers, plus an additional 3 Police teams and 1 RAF team.  The teams offer a world class, front line, voluntary search and rescue service that is available any hour, any day and any weather.


  • Maintain the ability to deploy personnel and operate effectively and safely 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, in all weather conditions.
  • Work in challenging and at times hostile environments in all mountainous terrain throughout Scotland.
  • Deploy under the authority of the Police.


Scottish Mountain Rescue, formerly known as The Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland, is a registered Scottish Charity – number SC045003