'Galloway Victor'

'Galloway Victor' leaving its base at Castle Douglas Fire Station, by kind permission from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

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Steep Ground Rescue

River Bank Rescue Exercise

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Assisting the Scottish Ambulance Service

Galloway MRT are always oncall to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service with emergency medical evacuations on troublesome terrain

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All New Incident Control Vehicle

Santa has brought us our all new Incident Control Vehicle

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Galloway MRT prepares for Winter Resilience

Galloway MRT prides itself on being a community resource, by assisting other emergency services during adverse weather events

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Galloway MRT Rescue Fleet 2018

Galloway MRT'S fleet of three Rescue Ambulances

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Welcome to Galloway Mountain Rescue Team


Galloway MRT provide search and rescue services in Dumfries and Galloway and South Ayrshire. We are a team of highly trained volunteers operating from our base in Newton Stewart. We hold charitable status and rely on public support.

Since we formed in 1975, we have responded to over 420 incidents and this website provides an insight into the people involved.  Find out about our recent call-outs, training and ongoing fund raising efforts and learn how we ensure we are professionally trained and equipped to deal with a diverse range of incidents.

We are a Scottish Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) - Charity Number SCO20065 and rely upon the generosity of the public, local businesses and other organisations to finance the maintenance of our equipment and support our regular training programme.

Thank you for your interest and we hope you enjoy your visit

Rescue Vehicles

Guide to the various rescue vehicles employed by Galloway Mountain Rescue.

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River Bank Rescue Exercise

On the weekend of Sunday 26th November, Galloway MRT staged an exercise involving steep ground security and water evacuation