SMR Releases its Annual Review of 2019

SMR Releases its Annual Review of 2019

03rd June, 2020

In our 2019 Annual Review we particularly want to celebrate the ways in which teams support their communities and each other and in turn are supported by them.

The Annual Review covers the year 2019 and looks at the work of the Rescue Teams, stories from Rescues, Mountain Rescuers profiles and achievements that have been made. Kev Mitchell, Vice Chair of Scottish Mountain Rescue said “We hope the production of our Annual Review will give the general public a flavour of the hard work and commitment shown by Scottish Mountain Rescue Team volunteers and while we are proud of nearly 27,000 hours of volunteering on call outs, this figure can easily be doubled when training activities are taken into account. A truly magnificent effort from SMR teams who are Volunteering to Save Lives. Any Hour, Any Day, Any Weather.”

In the words from the Chair, Damon Powell says

“If you ask members of Mountain Rescue Teams what words come to mind to sum up their work it is team work and community. But in a sense both words are underpinned by another, “support”.

“Rescue teams support their communities but that support is very much two way. A team member needs the support of their household, their work colleagues, extended family and friends to enable them to respond to a callout or be free to train”

The Annual Review is available to download here and paper copies are available on request from

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