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Scottish Mountain Rescue welcomes New Chair and Vice Chair

Scottish Mountain Rescue welcomes New Chair and Vice Chair

11th November, 2022

Former Training Officer and Radio Officer for Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) has been appointed Chair of the umbrella body for Scottish Mountain Rescue.


Bill Glennie, a member of Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue team and former Scottish Mountain Rescue Radio Officer, has taken over the post as Chair from Damon Powell of Oban Mountain Rescue.

Bill has been part of Tweed Valley MRT for over 30 years and during that time has held the positions of Training Officer and Radio Officer within the team. More recently, Bill has been Scottish Mountain Rescue Radio Officer for 6 years and was a key player in driving the £1million radio replacement programme forward between 2015-2021, which saw all volunteer Scottish Mountain Rescue members receive a new radio.

Bill Glennie said… “I am delighted to have accepted this vital and challenging role.

“Scottish Mountain Rescue teams provide a world class voluntary service, ensuring individuals are safe across Scotland, any hour, any day, any weather – this is something I am extremely proud to be a part of and I am looking forward to working alongside our volunteer teams.

“At the core of the organisation is a community of shared values.  I would like to ensure these values are enhanced and spread the dedicated work that Mountain Rescue teams do to an even wider audience.”

Donald MacRae, former Team Leader of Dundonnell MRT was appointed as Vice-Chair at the same time. Donald moves from the post of National Training Officer for Scottish Mountain Rescue and comes with a wealth of experience from over 30 years in Dundonnell MRT. Donald is currently the Chair of Dundonnell MRT having previously held the posts of Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader, Secretary, Training Officer, and Equipment Officer. Donald said, “I am thrilled to have been elected as the new Vice Chair of Scottish Mountain Rescue. I look forward to working collegiately with all members across the country to continue the excellent work of the previous executive.”

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