MRTs’ purpose is Volunteering to Save Lives, Any Hour, Any Day, Any Weather. SMR exists to ensure that the individual teams have the best possible environment to be able to safely and efficiently conduct rescues.
How Scottish Mountain Rescue supports Member Teams
We support our member MRTs to provide a world class search and rescue service by influencing government and decision makers, through the sharing of good practice, and providing resources, training and funding.
Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) is a charity registered in Scotland. Founded in 1965 as Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland (MRCofS). SMR is a representative and coordinating body for member Mountain Rescue Teams (MRTs) in Scotland.
SMR has an Executive of nine volunteers who are appointed by MRTs. Our Executive brings a wide range of knowledge and experience to the organisation. In addition, we have three members of staff, who support the work of the Executive and of the organisation.
As ever-increasing numbers of people enjoy Scotland’s mountains and wild places, we are seeing increasing numbers of call-outs. In order to be ready for these call–outs and to ensure that we provide the best possible rescue service, we need our support to continue to grow.