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News Archive - Oct 2022

Callout 4/23


Callout 4/23 Yesterday (22/01/23) the team were alerted by Forth Valley Police Division to assist an individual and their dog who became disorientated on Beinn Chabhair in poor visibility. Thankfully, the casualty was equipped well and able to stay safe while the team assessed the situation and decided where to deploy the rescue team. As […]

Callout 3/23


Callout 3/23 The team were called out yesterday by Forth Valley Police Division to assist two walkers on Ben More; initial reports from one of the casualties was that the two had summitted Ben More, but on their descent the two had become separated in the mist, possibly resulting in one of them having taken […]

Busy start to 2023


Last year (2022) was one of our busiest with 44 callouts attended during 2022. New Year is done and so our call-out numbers are reset! Callouts 1 and 2 for 2023 have occurred already over the past two days. (1) On Monday afternoon the team was called out to a walker who had fallen on […]

Donation


The team would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to the Strathearn Harriers for their very generous donation of £300. The club members voted to pick a local charity to receive the money, which came from the proceeds of their races, the Crieff 10K and the Strathearn Marathon. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

Community resilience


Very poor weather conditions locally last night (16/12/2022) resulted in the team being called out by Forth Valley Police Division to assist in removing stranded motorists to the safety of a local village hall after hundreds of vehicles became stranded on the A85 between Killin and Crianlarich. After several hours we reached every vehicle and […]

Inverlochlarig training


The team were out training yesterday ( 27/11/2022 ) on Beinn Tulaichean at Inverlochlarig. The aim of the day was area familiarisation and some basic ropework looking at confidence roping, which we can use to safely guide those able to walk off the hill when in steep ground. Always learning…. ©️ Killin Mountain Rescue Team

Another busy week…


Another busy week was had by the team! We were called out on Thursday evening by Forth Valley Police Division to Beinn Odhar, near Tyndrum where a walker had become disorientated due to the weather conditions. A number of team members deployed, headed up by our very own search dog Alfie (and assisted by his […]

Busy couple of weeks!


The team have had a busy couple of weeks during the first half of November 2022! In addition to assisting our colleagues at Ochils MRT with an incident on Dumyat on the 9th November, we also attended to incidents on the 31st October, where a casualty was reported as drifting in and out of consciousness […]

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 […]

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