News Archive - Oct 2023

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The Organisation Are you our next Chair? Killin, Callander and District Search and Rescue Group is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) known as “Killin Mountain Rescue Team (KMRT)” was established in 1967. Mountain Rescue is a voluntary service, with members giving up free time to train and respond to people in difficulty on the […]

Callout 03/24

The team were called out once again today to assist Tayside MRT with an incident in the Ben Lawers area.

Callouts 01/24 and 02/24

The team attended the first two call outs for the team this year. Callout 1 – Meall Garbh In the 13th January, a winter walker was on the lower slopes of Meall Garbh in the Tarmachan group of hills near Killin when they suffered a lower leg injury. Their companions did the correct thing called […]

Callout 39/23

The team were called out on Sunday 26th November to help two walkers who were lost on steep ground on Ben More. With some of the team away training, we requested support from our neighbouring team, Lomond Mountain Rescue Team. Using local knowledge, we successfully located the missing persons not long after sunset. Those deployed […]

Police Awards

Last week, two of our team members attended the Police Scotland Forth Valley Commander’s awards in Stirling, where they received awards for their conduct at an especially difficult rescue earlier in the year. Rescues aren’t often about risking life and limb, but almost always involve compassion and personal sacrifice, both of which were displayed by […]

Winter training

The team were honoured to have one of the most distinguished experts in Avalanche, Ski Patrol and Mountain Rescue present at our training lecture yesterday. Also in attendance were Ochils Mountain Rescue Team Davy Gunn has for many years been a leader in the field of avalanche prevention, safety, and recovery. Using knowledge gained at […]

Distinguished Service Award- Gus Cameron

Angus Cameron or to locals Gus, is quite simply the Man of the Glen. A local to Lochearnhead. It’s safe to say he’s probably covered every part of the local hills. Recently, Gus received the Scottish Mountain Rescue’s Distinguished Service Award for his dedication to Mountain Rescue and recognition for Mountain skills that have saved […]

Distinguished Service Award- Teddy Inglis

The third member of our team to receive a Distinguished Service Award last month from Scottish Mountain Rescue was Killin’s very own Stewart (Teddy) Inglis. Teddy joined the team in 1975 when the organisation was reformed. Over the many hundreds of rescues that he has attended, he has given dedication and commitment that is respected […]

Distinguished Service Award- Billy Stitt

Another one of our long serving team members received a Distinguished Service Award from Scottish Mountain Rescue last month. This honour is awarded to individuals who volunteer for Mountain Rescue in Scotland and have demonstrated dedication and exemplary service over many years. As a local, William (Billy) Stitt, joined the team in 1975 and since […]

Distinguished Service Award- Bill Rose

Last month our longtime team member Bill Rose was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by Scottish Mountain Rescue in recognition of his service to mountain rescue in Scotland spanning many decades. William (Bill) Rose has been a stalwart of Killin Mountain Rescue Team since its foundation in 1975. Alongside his good friend and fellow police […]

Strathyre Primary School visit

Last week, five of our members visited Strathyre Primary School to allow the pupils to find out a bit more about the team, who we are, and what we do. We chatted about what to do in an emergency in a rural setting and then spent time learning key life skills of cpr and putting […]

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 […]

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