by the public serving the public… Tayside Mountain Rescue
team is a registered charity a voluntary emergency
service and is supported by the public serving
Tayside MRT is one of 28 teams in Scotland providing a 24 hour service 365 days
per year. Our rescue team members are entirely dedicated volunteers who sacrifice
precious family time, work time with employer support, their hobbies especially
mountaineering but more so.. they place themselves in a hostile environment without
hesitation, to care, support and evacuate injured hill walkers and climbers to
definitive hospital care.
Our team work closely with our Multi-agency partners : Tayside Police Search
and Rescue Unit; RAF Search & Rescue ; Scottish Ambulance Service; Tayside
Fire & Rescue Service.
Cost to deliver a mountain rescue emergency
service... Our men and women
need trained in a vast range of skills, from
medical training in pre hospital care to dealing
with wilderness trauma and medical problems,
assist with suicide’s and people lost who
are coping with metal health illnesses. Summer
or Winter our team members need to know how to
search and locate lost people but stay safe at
the same time.
They need to learn to cope with harsh winter weather and of course travel safely
in the Scottish winter mountains especially with avalanche threats and poor visibility
are trying to stop us from getting to the patient in need.To
do our job the team needs to be properly clothed and equipped to cope with all
the elements and nasty’s the weather can throw at us and along with special
rescue equipment and vehicles we strive to function as an efficient emergency
service.On average it will cost around £30,000
per annum to run a team between
25 and 30 team members.
think they are all heroes, although
I know they would blush at such a
description, but it takes a very
special person to be part of this
team and I salute them all.." Lorraine Kelly
It’s all voluntary… Our team members do
this job without financial remuneration or for
any other gift, however, the greatest reward
they do receive is saving lives’ “making
a real difference between life and death”.
The government do not pay for this service but
do provide a small annual contribution which
is less than 10% of our operational costs per
annum. The greatest reward our members receive
is the feeling of satisfaction to help another
in need and to know the public support what they
Did you know!
highest proportion of mountain accidents involve
of people rescued in the Scottish mountains
are all hill-walkers with a good level of hill
If you can help in any way such as provide a
service, donate much needed cash then please
do not hesitate to get in touch.