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There are lots of ways to support Scottish Mountain Rescue or your local Mountain Rescue Team, from leaving a gift in your will, to fundraising or donating in memory. However, you choose to support us, your kindness and generosity helps us save lives.

You can also involve your mountaineering club, class at school or your networks on social media. In the same way that it takes a team of volunteers to carry out a rescue call out, Scottish Mountain Rescue and our Member Teams rely on communities coming together and getting behind the teams to make our work possible and continue saving lives.

Your donation, your choice.

Scottish Mountain Rescue represents 25 Mountain Rescue Teams in Scotland. You can support Mountain Rescue in Scotland by donating or fundraising for your local team or Scottish Mountain Rescue.

To donate or fundraise for your local team follow the information on team websites.

If you donate to Scottish Mountain Rescue and have a preference on how your donation is spent please let us know and we will do our best to meet your wishes.

If you are a business and would like to know more about partnering with Scottish Mountain Rescue please visit our partners page.

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We couldn’t do what we do without your help

3 in 5 rescues are funded by donations from the public including gifts in wills. It is your support that helps Mountain Rescue Teams to be there for people in need of rescue in the mountains and ultimately saves lives.

Our 850 volunteers respond in a moment’s notice, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide assistance to people in the outdoors. They give up their time, their beds, abandon their work, and are often called away from their families to assist total strangers.

The Mountain Rescue Teams couldn’t do what they do, without our wider team of supporters, the people in the background who provide the funding that make our work possible! The teams are all volunteers, but we need funding to support the running of Scottish Mountain Rescue, so that we can help the teams offer the best possible rescue service to all who need them and provide the teams with the training, insurance and equipment they need.

Donate by cheque

Send cheques, payable to “Scottish Mountain Rescue” to our mail address: Scottish Mountain Rescue, Glenmore Lodge, Glenmore, Aviemore, PH22 1QZ.

If you’re a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid increases the value of your charity donations by 25%, because Scottish Mountain Rescue can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift – at no extra cost to you.

To make your donations under Gift Aid please complete the Gift Aid Declaration and send it to us with your donation.

Contact us

If you would like more information about fundraising or donating to Scottish Mountain Rescue please contact us at or call 07846 653000

Thank you for your support – it makes a massive difference.

The fact that you are all out helping people in need and hopefully bringing people home to their own families makes it all worthwhile. No matter how experienced you are there is always an element of risk to enjoying the mountains, so being able to help others when things don’t go according to plan is a way of giving back

Kirstie Smith, Arran Mountain Rescue Team and Search and Rescue Dogs Association Southern Scotland

Scotland has some of the most challenging and changeable weather systems anywhere. This coupled with some of the most remote regions in Europe makes it a difficult rescue environment for anyone. Scottish Mountain Rescue teams are on hand 365 days a year, 24 hours a day on a volunteer basis!

It’s tough, but we can all make a difference and support the teams. Support comes on many different levels, a very simple but effective way is to make a monthly donation to Scottish Mountain Rescue

Marc Robertson, Scottish Mountain Rescue Supporter

Our Fundraising Guarantee to you

Fundraising is the lifeblood of many Scottish charities and we need to raise funds from voluntary sources. We could not fulfil our charitable mission without the support of generous, thoughtful and committed donors. We value the support of donors and understand the need to balance our duties to beneficiaries, with our duties to donors.

That’s why we make this commitment to you.

We will comply with the law as it applies to charities and fundraising and we commit that we will guarantee to adhere to best practice as outlined in the Fundraising Code of Practice.

We will monitor fundraisers, volunteers and third parties working with us to raise funds, ensuring that they also comply with this Code of Practice.

We guarantee to operate in line with the values of the Code; to be Legal, Open, Honest and Respectful in all our fundraising. To promote and underpin these values, we commit to the following standards:

  • We will be clear about who we are and what we do
  • We will give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and change or stop a regular donation
  • If you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision
  • We will respect your rights and privacy
  • We have a procedure for dealing with people in vulnerable circumstances and it will be published on our website or will otherwise be available on request
  • We will hold your data securely
  • We will communicate with you in accordance with your selected preferences.

If you feel we have not adhered to these standards, or think we could do better please contact Elsie Riley, by calling our office on 01479 861370 or email and we will deal with your complaint quickly and thoroughly.

We commit to ensuring our complaints procedure is clear and easily accessible and we will provide clear and evidence based reasons for our decisions on complaints.

However, should you be dissatisfied with our response, you will be able to take this further by contacting the Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel: