On Monday 27th February, our 11th rescue of year was a deployment from Tayside Police Division and Forth Valley Police Division to assist Tayside Mountain Rescue Team. The deployment was to help locate an individual who was lost in mist on Ben Vorlich with little navigation aids and only mobile phone function. Thankfully, the team has a local member who is a gamekeeper and knows the area well. Using his years of local knowledge and information gained from the missing person, our team member was able to locate the individual and safely escort the uninjured person back to base.

As the team draw breath from what has been a busy few day’s it is important to remember the commitment that our volunteers give over the course of a year. The mountain rescue service in Scotland is delivered by volunteers, often giving up whole weekends to the cause. This weekend is a particularly good example of that.

In just three days, our volunteers committed over 300 hours of service to mountain rescue. behind each and everyone of these volunteers are families and partners who also play a role in helping the team function by drying kit preparing sustenance looking after children and much more.
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