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Distinguished Service Award for Brian Tyson

Distinguished Service Award for Brian Tyson

22nd April, 2022

Scottish Mountain Rescue recently presented Brian Tyson of Border Search and Rescue Unit with a Distinguish Service Award at their General Meeting.   This award is voted on by all teams across Scotland and serves to recognise team members who have made a highly significant contribution to mountain rescue in Scotland at team or national level over many years.

Brian has been a member of Border Search & Rescue Unit for 36 years.  He was the team’s first Training Officer and has also held the posts of Vehicle Officer and Equipment Officer. He is currently Chairman; a post he has held since 2013.

Brian has been involved in many difficult incidents during his time in the team. Most notably the search and recovery operation following the Lockerbie disaster in 1988 where he was on callout for many harrowing days, an experience that none of us would want to go through!

He also attended the mountain rescue recovery of motorcycle champion Steve Hislop, following his fatal helicopter crash in 2003.

Brian is an absolute rock to everyone in the team!  His attendance at training, callouts and fundraising events is incredible and sets a very high standard.  He also does an incredible amount behind the scenes, especially fundraising and supporting other team officers, particularly the Vehicle Officer.

His attention to detail and knowledge of team operations continues to keeps everyone safe and on their toes with his advice and help.

Brian, on behalf of everyone at Scottish Mountain Rescue, thank you for all you have done for us over the years.

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