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13th December, 2016
Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) held the annual training conference at Glenmore Lodge, Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre, near Aviemore. Over 100 rescue team members from across Scotland attended and took part in workshops and exercises.
16th November, 2016
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.”
6th June, 2016
Scottish Mountain Rescue is delighted to announce that The JD Foundation, the registered charity of JD Sports Fashion plc which owns Blacks outdoor retail, has pledged to support Scottish Mountain Rescue over the next 3 years.
16th May, 2016
Scottish Mountain Rescue Teams in conjunction with walking guidebook publisher Cicerone Press are pleased to announce the launch of a new safety leaflet aimed at reducing casualty numbers.
11th March, 2016
Scottish Mountain Rescue has elected Damon Powell as new Chair, taking over from Simon Steer who stepped down recently.
4th December, 2015
A unique whisky collection owned by the late general manager of Diageo is expected to raise thousands of pounds for Scottish Mountain Rescue.
16th November, 2015
Chris Tiso, CEO of Tiso Group today (16 November) underlined the specialist outdoor retailer’s commitment to lessen the funding burden on Scottish Mountain Rescue teams as he presented a cheque for £3206.75 to Paul Russell, National Equipment / Radio Officer and Deputy Team Leader of the Tayside Mountain Rescue Team.
2nd October, 2015
The transition from military to civilian provision of Search and Rescue Helicopters will be complete by summer 2017 when Bristow Helicopters Ltd will operate out of 10 bases across the UK.
27th March, 2015
Following the success of last year’s dedicated fundraising initiative, ‘The Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky Munro Challenge’ will once again take place throughout September of this year. The Munro Challenge encourages Scots of all ages and abilities to take on one of Scotland’s Munros in aid of Scottish Mountain Rescue.
5th December, 2014
Following the debut success of its support for Scottish Mountain Rescue, Ian Macleod Distillers, one of Scotland’s leading family-owned distillers and bottlers, has today announced a second year of support for the vital emergency service through its Isle of Skye 8 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
26th June, 2014
Scottish Mountain Rescue has elected Simon Steer as the new Chair, taking over from Jonathan Hart who steps down after 3 years in the role.
19th May, 2014
Aberfeldy Rigging Course Rigging Practitioner Another successful national training course was completed in Aberfeldy over the weekend. 12 participants from a cross section of teams were rigging at our ‘practitioners’ level. The course aims to give a broad overview of a selection of systems which represent good practice, utilising a variety of devices. The course […]
17th February, 2014
Catriona MacPhee won the Award of Feature Writer of the year at the recent Highlands & Islands Media Awards. Among the articles Catriona wrote was a series of 5 articles about Scottish Mountain Rescue that were published in the Aberdeen Press & Journal over one week early in 2013.
27th January, 2014
A statement outlining the position of MRCofS in relation to recent announcements and media coverage about Police Call Centres.
16th January, 2014
New Avalanche Bag A new avalanche bag was commissioned via a design brief with Lyon Equipment. The design brief originated from the Avalanche Working Group (Training) who recognised the need for some bespoke equipment to help with the organisation of multi team events, so often the reality of major avalanche incidents. We have designed a basic […]
28th November, 2013
Training Conference 14th – 15th December 2013 Glenmore Lodge Are you a training officer with a Scottish Mountain Rescue team? If so there is a space for you at this training conference hosted by the National Training Officer. All costs are covered (Sat & Sun) excluding travel. We need you to come along, join the […]
19th November, 2013
A special UK edition of the Isle of Skye 8 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky bottle featuring a bespoke fundraising label has been launched by Ian Macleod Distillers with 15p from the sale of each bottle going directly to Scottish Mountain Rescue.
5th November, 2013
The new edition of Casbag, the in-house magazine of Scottish MR is now available on line.
28th October, 2013
Do you want to support Scottish MR? Do you have lots of old clothes that you want to dispose of? Now you can do both! Scottish MR have teamed up with the new organisation Clothes for Charity so that you can donate your old clothes in return for which we receive a donation.
17th October, 2013
In a new venture and working with experienced company Aquaterra we have organised a PPE course suitable for MRT Equipment Officers and others with particular interest in MR kit. For further information and dates check out the below link http://training.scottishmountainrescue.org/ppe-inspection/