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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Queens Award for Volunteer Service award 2020

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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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Galloway MRT Rescue Fleet 2018

Galloway MRT'S fleet of three Rescue Ambulances

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'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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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 hundreds of incidents accross Southwest Scotland. This website provides an insight into the people and places 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

Funding

It costs around over £35 000 per year to run the team effectively. Much of this money is spent on equipment which includes maintaining our Rescue Base in Newton Stewart and our fleet of four rescue vehicles.

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Callouts 2020/09 and 2020/10 06/08/2020

On 6th August, Galloway MRT were deployed twice in the space of just a few hours

Callout 2020/08 Missing Walker Near Loch Doon

On the 25th and 26th July, Team Members were involved in an overnight search for an overdue walker in the Loch Doon area. The walker was found after taking steps to keep themself safe and Team Members were home in time for breakfast

Callout 2020/07 12/07/2020 Injured Walker on Screel Hill

On 12th July, Team Members evacuated an injured walker from Screel Hill. This was a challenging stretcher carry involving uneven and steep ground