Scottish MR News
Volunteering to save lives in Scotland
We are 27 volunteer Mountain Rescue Teams (including Scottish Cave Rescue) with over 1000 volunteers, plus an additional 3 Police teams and 1 RAF team. The teams offer a world class, front line, voluntary search and rescue service that is available any hour, any day and any weather. The National organisation for Scottish Mountain Rescue is the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland (MRCofS).
What we do?
- Maintain the ability to deploy personnel and operate effectively and safely 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, in all weather conditions.
- Work in challenging and at times hostile environments in all mountainous terrain throughout Scotland.
- Deploy under the authority of the Police.
You can help us
There is a significant cost to delivering this service. All Scottish Mountain Rescue Teams have to do a lot of individual fund raising. Scottish Mountain Rescue Teams do receive grant aid funding from the Scottish Government and assistance from our major sponsor the Order of St John. This funding, gratefully received, covers approximately 25 – 50% of individual team costs depending on the size and specific demands on the team.