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© Galloway MRT - A Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) - Charity Number SC020065

How We Operate

Galloway Mountain Rescue Team is a recognised Scottish Charity (SCO20065) and is affiliated to the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland (MRCofS). It is properly constituted and structured with an Executive Committee and Officers holding various positions, namely:- Chairperson Team Leader Depute Team Leader Secretary Treasurer TrainingOfficer  Equipment Officer Medical Officer  Radio Officer  Press Officer  In the event of an incident being notified to the team, the team leader, his depute, or one of our other search managers, will be responsible for taking the decision to call-out the full team.  The search manager will take into consideration all of the reported circumstances and develop a strategy to deal with the event.  He/she has the option to mobilise or request a wide range of search and rescue (SAR) assets, including a helicopter, search dogs from SARDA, rescue boats or additional mountain rescue resources from nearby teams. The team provides training regularly, on the last Sunday of each month and on a Wednesday evening between October and March.  Call-out members are required to attend a minimum number of exercises to ensure that their skills and knowledge are to an acceptable standard and it is their responsibility to ensure that they maintain a high level of physical fitness. All team members, including our Support Group tier of members, are involved in a wide range of fund raising activities throughout the year, to finance the purchase of essential equipment, running of our vehicles and maintenance of our base. We also have a group of members who actively promote the work of the team and mountain safety through regular demonstrations and lectures.
Galloway Mountain Rescue
Providing a 24/7 search and rescue service in South West Scotland

Depute Team Leader

The position of Depute Team Leader is an elected post held for 3 years.  Our current Depute Team Leader is David Tyson the Head Teacher at Castle Douglas Primary School.

Chairperson

Our Chairperson is another elected post normally held for 3 years.  The chair is the political figurehead of the team and a key player during team committee meetings.
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© Galloway MRT 2015

How We Operate

Galloway Mountain Rescue Team is a recognised Scottish Charity (SCO20065) and is affiliated to the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland (MRCofS). It is properly constituted and structured with an Executive Committee and Officers holding various positions, namely:- Chairperson Team Leader Depute Team Leader Secretary Treasurer TrainingOfficer  Equipment Officer Medical Officer  Radio Officer  Press Officer  In the event of an incident being notified to the team, the team leader, his depute, or one of our other search managers, will be responsible for taking the decision to call-out the full team.  The search manager will take into consideration all of the reported circumstances and develop a strategy to deal with the event.  He/she has the option to mobilise or request a wide range of search and rescue (SAR) assets, including a helicopter, search dogs  from SARDA, rescue boats or additional mountain rescue resources from nearby teams. The team provides training regularly, on the last Sunday of each month and on a Wednesday evening between October and March.  Call-out members are required to attend a minimum number of exercises to ensure that their skills and knowledge are to an acceptable standard and it is their responsibility to ensure that they maintain a high level of physical fitness. All team members, including our Support Group tier of members, are involved in a wide range of fund raising  activities throughout the year, to finance the purchase of essential equipment, running of our vehicles and maintenance of our base. We also have a group of members who actively promote the work of the team and mountain safety through regular demonstrations and lectures.
Galloway Mountain Rescue
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Providing a 24/7 search and rescue service in South West Scotland
years in operation  40 1975-2015