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.
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It costs around £25,000 - £30,000 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 three rescue vehicles.
On the evening of Saturday 23rd February, GMRT were called out to 3 walkers who had become disorientated on Cairnsmore of Fleet. The missing people were located by Team Members and supported off the hill. They were cold and tired but otherwise fine.