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Meet Elsie, our new Head of Development


Head of Development Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) are very excited to announce and welcome their new member of staff, Elsie Riley. Elsie will be filling the new role, Head of Development as of 2nd July 2018. Elsie said, “I am thrilled to be joining Scottish Mountain Rescue as the new Head of Development. As someone […]

How not to become a statistic…


SMR statistician, Mark Leyland offers a light hearted look on how not to become a statistic. As I look out of my window, there is still snow on the hills, even though the month changed from March to April at midnight. That was the deadline for Teams affiliated to Scottish Mountain Rescue to submit their […]

Moira’s West Highland Way Challenge


Moira’s West Highland Way Challenge for Scottish Mountain Rescue Back in 2010, on a beautiful August day just after retiring from teaching, I had the misfortune to fall and break my ankle while hillwalking in the Eastern Cairngorms with my friend, Kathleen, and her two dogs, Jack and Tess. Two hours after falling I was […]

Head of Development Job Vacancy


Scottish Mountain Rescue Head of Development £38,000 – 40,000 pa – Home-based Scotland Central Belt A unique opportunity to work with an exciting high-profile organisation offering you autonomy and opportunity to create something very special. Scottish Mountain Rescue is the membership body representing the majority of Scotland’s mountain rescue teams, unpaid volunteers who work with […]

International Women’s Day


International Women’s Day Today we celebrate all the strong and courageous women within the Mountain Rescue. Today, we would like to send a special thank you to all the women in Mountain Rescue who volunteer to save lives any hour, any day, and in any weather. We have three inspiring profiles to share with you […]

Scottish Mountain Rescue National Training Conference 2017


Scottish Mountain Rescue National Training Conference 2017 Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) held their annual training conference at Glenmore Lodge, Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre, near Aviemore. Over 80 mountain rescue team members from across Scotland attended and took part in workshops. The weekend began with a presentation from the Met Office. Speaking to a packed […]

SMR seeks a Head of Development


A unique opportunity to work with an exciting high-profile organisation offering you autonomy and opportunity to create something very special.

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.

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