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Scottish Mountain Rescue Annual Review 2016


Scottish Mountain Rescue Annual Review 2016 Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) has released its Annual Review of 2016. Kev Mitchell, Vice Chairman said, “We are pleased to produce our Annual Review for 2016, it has been a very busy year for our volunteer Mountain Rescue teams. This illustrates the huge commitment shown by team members and […]

Meet Our Supporters – Hazel Strachan


Meet Our Supporters – Hazel Strachan Meet our supporters – Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) rely massively on public donations and fundraisers to keep their services running. Over the years they have had some incredible supporters who have set themselves huge challenges. SMR couldn’t do what they do without financial support from people like them. Hazel […]

Meet Our Supporters – Niven Easter


Meet Our Supporters – Niven Easter Meet our supporters – Scottish Mountain Rescue rely massively on public donations and fundraisers to keep their services running. Over the years they have had some incredible supporters who have set themselves huge challenges. Niven Easter is a 38-year-old Rope Access Technician from Edinburgh and over the last 40 […]

SMR is seeking a designer


SMR is looking for a designer to undertake two pieces of work.

Enjoy the mountains safely this Easter


Mountaineering Scotland and Scottish Mountain Rescue join forces on spring safety advice for hill walkers

Scottish Mountain Rescue Training Conference 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.

Scottish Mountain Rescue Annual Review of 2015 Released


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 JD Foundation pledges support for Scottish Mountain Rescue


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.

Cicerone and Scottish Mountain Rescue launch safety leaflet


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.

New Scottish Mountain Rescue Chairman in post.


Scottish Mountain Rescue has elected Damon Powell as new Chair, taking over from Simon Steer who stepped down recently.

Whisky Auction to raise thousands for Scottish Mountain Rescue


A unique whisky collection owned by the late general manager of Diageo is expected to raise thousands of pounds for Scottish Mountain Rescue.

Scottish MR Benefits from TISO Support


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.

Helicopter Search & Rescue Changes


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.

Round two of ‘The Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky Munro challenge’


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.

Ian Macleod Distillers announce second year of sponsorship


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

New Scottish Mountain Rescue Chair Praises “Selfless” Volunteers


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.

Successful Rigging Course


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 […]

Mountain Rescue Articles take the prize


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.

MRCofS Position on Police Call Centre Announcements


A statement outlining the position of MRCofS in relation to recent announcements and media coverage about Police Call Centres.

New Avalanche Bag


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 […]

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