SCOTTISH MOUNTAIN RESCUE ANNUAL REVIEW of 2015 SHOWS CONTINUED RISE IN INCIDENTS

Scottish Mountain Rescue has issued its Annual Review of 2015. Kev Mitchell, Vice Chair said, “Scottish Mountain Rescue is the organisation that represents Mountain Rescue Teams from across Scotland. The teams are made up of world-class volunteers who give up their time to assist others in need. We’re delighted to showcase a fraction of their work in this Annual Review.”

The Annual Review covers the calendar year 2015 and looks at the work of the rescue teams, a profile of a team member, and the story of just one of the many rescues that took place that year. An infographic shows annual-review-2015-cover-pic-lo-resannual-review-2015-cover-pic-lo-resthe steady increase in incidents and Kev Mitchell added: “this illustrates the increasing pressure on Mountain Rescue Teams and shows that in 2015, across Scotland, Mountain Rescue Teams responded to an average of nearly 50 incidents per month. This incredible statistic highlights the frequency with which Mountain Rescue volunteers are responding to requests for assistance’’annual-review-2015-cover-pic-lo-res

MRT members on night exercise during an Avalanche Rescue Training course

In his forward Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice who holds the ministerial portfolio for Mountain Rescue in Scotland offers thanks to Mountain Rescue volunteers and highlights the support from their families, partners and employers who are often left when the call for help arrives. Mr Mitchell continued: “We are pleased the Cabinet Secretary recognises and supports the vital work of Mountain Rescue throughout Scotland, and our close relationship with the Scottish Government is something we value highly, their support is much appreciated.”

The Annual Review is available in digital form  here and paper copies are available on request to the SMR office: info@scottishmountainrescue.org

 

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