News Archive - Mar 2023

Callout 23

Our 23rd rescue this year resulted in a request from Police Scotland to assist a casualty who’d taken ill on Beinn Chabair on Friday 19th May. Working in partnership with air support from Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter Rescue 151, the casualty was extracted and flown to the hospital. We wish them well in their […]

Callout 22

Callout 22/23 – The team was called out yesterday (13/05/23) by Police Scotland Forth Valley to an injured walker on Ben A’an. We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.

Callout 21

Callout 21/23 for the team on Saturday night (06/05/23). We were alerted by Police Scotland Forth Valley of missing people on Stuc a’ Chroin. Both were located and safely escorted from the hill.

Team technical training

On Saturday we got some good weather for our training session which foccused on evacuation of casulties from the Bracklin Falls in Callander. Despite its beauty, it is a hot spot for accidents. For some of the new recruits this was the first time they had seen these types of skills and techniques operating in […]

International Search & Rescue Dog Day

Big shoutout to our very own Alfie. He is the team member with the most skill and wit to search for a casualty. Alfie is also part of SARDA Southern Scotland and attends rescues across the country. Alfie’s handler Richard is one of our deputy team leaders, and both commit many 100s of volunteer hours […]

Callouts 19 & 20

The team was deployed by Police Scotland for callouts 19 & 20 of 2023 at 15.00 hrs yesterday (27/04/2023) to assist individuals in difficulties on the hills around Tyndrum. Thankfully, there was a successful resolution in both incidents. As always, we are grateful to Maritime and Coastguard Agency Helivopter Rescue199 and Lomond Mountain Rescue Team, […]

Callout 18/23

Callout 18/23 for the team yesterday to Ben A’an (24/04/23). The casualty had slipped and injured their ankle and required a carry off to an awaiting ambulance. We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.

Callout 17/23

On the 17th of April, the team was called out to assist an injured cyclist in the area of Glen Finglas. A small number of team members who were nearby deployed straight to the hill, and it was ascertained that no additional help was needed to the remainder of the team stood down. The three […]

Callouts 14/23, 15/23 and 16/23

The team was called out on the 11th of April to assist with searching for a missing person who had failed to return to Tyndrum. Over the course of the 11th, 12th, and 13th April, we deployed and searched various hills, including Ben Oss, Ben Lui, and Beinn a’Cleibh. We were assisted by a number […]

Callouts 12/23 and 13/23

The last week has been pretty busy for our team and it’s volunteers. At the weekend, the team was training on Ben Ledi. The focus of the exercise was to practice navigation skills and area familiarisation. The team was working close to Lochan nan Corp. Named so because ancient local folklore tells us that 200 […]

International Women’s Day – 8th March

Today is International Womens Day. Women have been involved in Killin Mountain Rescue Team since 1976. Today we want to celebrate the contribution of women in our mountain rescue team throughout the day. First, meet Lorna. As one of our newer members, we are delighted to have someone with such passion and energy in the […]

Callout 11/23

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 […]

Callout 10/23

On Saturday, 25th of February, our volunteers were training at a local rock face upskilling on techniques when working in exposed areas. The training session was an opportunity for some of our new members to get an understanding of the technical kit we use and some of the more experienced members to refresh themselves, so […]

Callouts 8/23 and 9/23

On Thursday 16th February, we received our 8th and 9th callouts almost simultaneously. The initial callout was in relation to an elderly female who’d fallen and injured themselves on rocks at The Falls of Dochart in Killin. Colleagues from the Scottish Ambulance Service and Scottish Fire and Rescue Services were already on route, along with […]

Callout 7/23

On Friday 10th February, the team attended their 7th callout of the year so far. We were made aware of a casualty who had sheepishly 🐑 gotten themselves into difficulty in a gorge in Balquhidder. The local farmer had heard the casualty in distress and called us for assistance in retrieving them back to safety. […]

Callout 6/23

The team were called out yesterday afternoon to Beinn a’ Chroin in relation to a walker who was suffering from cramps. As we made contact with the walker, we were advised they had met with other hillwalkers and they were back moving slowly off the hill. The team weren’t required to deploy on this occasion […]

Callout 5/23

The team were called to Ben More on the 28th January to assist in the recovery of a person who had sadly lost their life. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the individual.


Yesterday was the 36th anniversary of the incident on Ben more, when the RAF search and Rescue Wessex helicopter, containing members of the team crashed. The resulting incident killed our team leader Harry Lawrie BEM and critically injured fellow team member Ian Ramsay in addition to two members of the RAF Wessex helicopter crew. Some […]

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 […]

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