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Moffat Mountain Rescue Base
Selkirk Rd
Dumfries and Galloway
DG10 9JU
E: secretary@moffatmrt.org.uk

Moffat Mountain Rescue Team - About us

The Team

Currently the team has approximately 30 members, including probationary members in training. All members are civilian volunteers who live across the Eastern Area of Dumfries and Galloway.

Our team is on call to provide emergency assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Each team member brings personal experience & local knowledge of the area they cover, which can be invaluable in searches..

As with all Scottish Mountain Rescue teams, We are affiliated to the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland. www.mrcofs.org, which is the representing and coordinating body of Mountain Rescue Services across Scotland.

Equipment We continue to rely on charitable donations to purchase and maintain essential team equipment. Today the team owns a wide variety of safety equipment including;
  • 3 team vehicles
  • Technical equipment, including ropes and rigging systems
  • Radio and communication equipment
  • Search equipment
  • Team members' personal safety kit
  • Medical/first aid equipment

This equipment is essential to ensure the safety of the team and those we rescue. Without it we would not be able to offer the high quality service to those we search for.

Our Base

The team base officially opened in 2007, thanks to the generosity of the Order of St John www.stjohnscotland.org.uk.

The base has been invaluable to the team. Not only does it offer a place to store, dry and maintain the teams' equipment, it is the meeting place for many of our searches and training sessions. The training room provides a space for indoor training, doubling up as accommodation, enabling team members to stay overnight when required.