News Archive - Aug 2023

Recruitment now open

Are you interested in joining the team? Applications are now open…. We’re looking for new team members! We’d like to hear from people who have a love for climbing hills, work well in a team, have time to commit to training and callouts, and really want to help others. Prospective candidates will also live in […]

Callouts 35 and 36/23

Our 35th and 36th call outs of the year were on the West Highland Way after being alerted by Police Scotland. On Thursday night our team was deployed to look for an overdue walker on the north side of Loch lomond who had become separated from their party, which is easily done in that area […]

Callout 34/23

Mountain Rescue is not just about getting people from high exposed areas on mountains its about being part of a multi agency response and wider deployment of assets. The primary function of any mountain rescue is to get the best assets and help to a person as quickly as possible. Thankfully on Sunday 17th this […]

Callout 33/23

On Sunday past, the team attended yet another call out, the 33rd of the year. Our callouts at this time of year seem to be caused by simple navigation errors, and sometimes these can get people stuck in areas that can prove tricky to extract. In the case of this shout, that’s exactly what happened. […]

999 Day

Today is 999 Day, and we are proud to work in partnership with our emergency services. We know only too well the commitment and dedication these personnel give to help people in need and to keep us all safe. Our team, past and present, includes members who are, or have been part of Police Scotland […]

Callout 32/23

Rescue 32 of 2023: Ben Vorlich.And it seems the quiet spell is over as the team was called out by Police Scotland Forth Valley to the 3rd rescue in 10 days for a missing person lost in the area. Thankfully, we were able to locate the casualty using local knowledge from team members who work […]

Killin Emergency Services Day

What’s the best day ever at school ? A visit from Scottish Ambulance Service ? A visit from Scottish Fire and Rescue Service ? A visit from Police Scotland Forth Valley ? Or how about Phil and Richard from Killin MRT?? As part of this local emergency service day on Wednesday, we were delighted to […]

Another busy week for our volunteers

Even on the smallest hills incidents can happen and that’s been the case on the two incidents we have been called to by @policescotlandofficial in the last 7 days. Rescue 29 of 2023 Ben A’an, #Trossachs. Benn A’an is a small hill on the edge of our area yet it is one of the most […]

International Dog Day

Happy #internationaldogday. Today we give a big shout out to Killin search dog Alfie. Search dogs are one of the most effective tools we have when looking for missing people in mountains. Alfie is also part of SARDA Southern Scotland and attends callouts both as part of our team and further afield with his search […]

Busy weekend

So it’s been a busy weekend for the team, not with rescues but helping out at local community events. First stop was supporting the annual Killin Agricultural Show. Team members volunteered to provide a first aid point in addition to being able to show members of the public some of the kit we fundraise for […]

Callout 25/23

On Saturday, 17th June, the team was called out for the 25th rescue of the year to assist a walker with a minor injury near Crianlarich. Working closely with Scottish Ambulance Service and Police Scotland Forth Valley, we were able to evacuate the casualty to medical assistance. Casulties never expect to have accidents and we […]

Volunteers Week

As Volunteer Week ended yesterday, we want to pay tribute to the very special volunteer commitment of our team members. Our team completed it’s 24th rescue of the year at the weekend, if that’s not enough we then had training on Monday. It’s proving to be a busy year with lots of tricky call outs […]

Callout 24/23

On Saturday 3rd June we were called out by Police Scotland Forth Valley to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service on Ben A’an to help evacuate an injured walker. This was our 25th callout so far this year! Wishing the casualty a speedy recovery.

Volunteer Week

This week is Volunteers Week, without the humongous effort mountain rescue volunteers give to public service in Scotland, getting help would be very different if you got into difficulty on our mountains and in wild places. Over the next week we will be celebrating some of the stories of what being a volunteer in mountain […]

Callout 23/23

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 22/23

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 21/23

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, […]

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