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News Archive - Dec 2016

New addition to the team!


New addition to the team! Over the summer, the team have managed to replace their ageing control vehicle, with a more fit for purpose vehicle which will last for many years to come. The vehicle is a commerical 4×4 van, which will allow us to operate in harsh weather conditions and terrain. The vehicle was […]

Donation


Further to our previous post about a donation the team received, we have received yet another extremely generous donation. We are extremely grateful to the Lanarkshire and Lothian Soaring Club (LLSC) for their generosity in providing the team with £500. They look like they can get down the hill a bit quicker than we can! […]

Donation


The team would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the organisers of the Stuc a’ Chroin hill race for their huge generosity in providing us with a donation for £1000. A number of our team members volunteer as marshalls on the day of the event, and have done for a number of years. We […]

Callouts 30 to 35


The team have been busy in recent weeks. On the 7th October we attended to a walker who’d taken unwell in Balqhidder and assisted them off the hill to an awaiting ambulance. On Thursday 20th October the team were called to Ben A’an to assist a collapsed walker. As the team arrived the person had […]

Callout 29 – South Loch Tay


At 2100hrs on Friday 30th September, the team were called out by Police Scotland’s Forth Valley Division who had requested assistance in searching for a missing person who was last seen in the area of Firbush on South Loch Tay. The team were quickly mobilised and began searching for the individual who’d become lost in […]

Callout 28 – Balquhidder


It has been a reasonably busy week for the team. On Sunday 26th September a number of our members were training in the Ben Vorlich and Stùc a’ Chroin area. The purpose of this training was to develop our knowledge in respect of key accident hotspots that we may encounter on a rescue. Along with […]

Callouts 26 + 27 – Ben Ledi and Stuc a’ Chroin


On Friday 26th August the team were called out to Ben Ledi in response to a walker that was overdue and darkness was falling. The team began to mobilise and just as the first of our team members arrived, the walker arrived back to their car safe and well. On Monday 29th August the team […]

CALLOUTS 24 + 25 – Ben Ledi & Ben More


CALLOUTS 24 + 25 – Ben Ledi & Ben More Following a busy day at the Killin show last week the team was called into action by Forth Valley Police Division of Police Scotland on Monday 22nd August 2022 responding to two seperate incidents. The first one was a call out to Ben Ledi with […]

Killin Show 2022


The team were present at the annual Killin Show on Saturday 20th August 2022 where the team were out speaking to members of the public about the work we do and how to stay safe in the hill. We were also on hand to provide first aid cover for the event. Thankfully the day went […]

Killin MRT awarded Scottish and Southern Energy Resilient Communities Grant


  Thank you to Scottish and Southern Energy network for awarding Killin Mountain Rescue Team a £20,000 grant from their Resilient Communities Fund 2021 to support the provision of an AWD Communication vehicle to be used in managing Mountain Search and Rescue incidents in the Killin Crianlarich Tyrndrum, Callander area. The vehicle will also be […]

NFU Mutual Bearsden donation to Killin Mountain Rescue Team


  NFU Mutual Bearsden are proud to announce one of our nominated chariities to receive a donation from our £2M Agency Giving Fund.   I had the pleasure of meeting some of the Killin Mountain Rescue Team to present them with this cheque. Our donation of £3,225 will be going towards the purchase of a […]

POLICE SCOTLAND RECOGNISES TEAMS 50TH ANNIVERSARY


    50 years service by Killin Mountain Rescue Team recognised by Police Scotland. Chief Superintendent Stephen McAllister, Police Scotland received a warm welcome at Killin Mountain Rescue Teams AGM on Sunday 19th February, 2017 when he formally recognised and thanked all team members for the 50 years service within the rural communites that they […]

WINTER SKILLS TRAINING WEEKEND CAIRNGORMS FEB 2017


WINTER SKILLS TRAINING WEEKEND FEB 2017 CAIRNGORMS Killin MRT members visited the Cairngorms this weekend 4th 5th February 2017 for personal winter skills training provided by AMI qualified instructors.  Snow and ice has been limited this winter. However team members were not disappointed. There was sufficient snow and hard neve high up; and the first […]

WAVERLEY HOTEL RAISE £239 FOR RESCUE EQUIPMENT


THANK YOU TO WAVERLEY HOTEL, CALLANDER, AND ISLE OF SKYE WHISKY £239 RAISED FROM THE CONTENTS OF A GALLON ISLE OF SKYE WHISKY BOTTLE HELD AT THE WAVERLEY HOTEL IN 2016. PROCEEDS BEING USED TO PURCHASE RESCUE EQUIPMENT ESSENTIAL FOR ASSISTING PEOPLE IN DIFFICULTY ON THE MOUNTAINS AND REMOTE LOCATIONS WITHIN THE NORTHERN AREA OF […]

Teams launches Mountain Safety Locate initiative in National Park


KILLIN MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM LAUNCHES MOUNTAIN SAFETY LOCATE INITIATIVE. Knowing your location when out in the mountains is important for your safety and vital for rescue services should you require assistance in an emergency. In partnership with Lomond MRT, Arrochar MRT. Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and Police Scotland Forth Valley Division, Killin MRT […]

National Mountain Rescue Training event


5 Members attended the National training event for Scottish Mountain Rescue members at Glenmore Lodge 10th to 11th December. Team members from across Scotland worked together sharing ideas, recieving instruction on rigging, casualty care, search management, media training culminating on a search and rescue exercise involving 100 members bringing together all that was learned the […]

BASP FIRST AID COURSE


10 members completed a BASP Emergency outdoors First Aid Course at Lochearnhead this weekend. Thank you Iain from BASP for providing such an informative practical course, tailored to the type of injuries our members frequently find when called to assist people in difficulty on the hills. The knowledge gained is often put to practical use […]

Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority


Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority staff nominate the three park mountain rescue teams, Killin MRT, Lomond MRT, Arrochar MRT as there chosen charity for 2016s staff charity fund raising project.  Many thanks to all staff at Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park for supporting your local rescue teams. Safe Trekking in the Park. […]

Members attend BASP Advanced First Aid Course


Team Members complete BASP Advanced outdoors First Aid Course. Thank you BASP for a worthwhile and informative weekend. Great Instructors made the course challenging, with realistic outdoor scenarios to test our knowledge and practical skills. A thoroughly enjoyable weekend. Thank you to RYLA for helping to fund the course

O S Locate. Always know your position on the hill


    ORDNANCE SURVEY APP TO HELP YOU WHEN LOST Hillwalkers have relied on Ordnance Survey maps for generations to find their way on the hills. A map and a compass is still the most reliable tool to navigate especially in poor conditions.. However; We can all get it wrong in poor visibility and sometimes […]

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