Emergency Incidents

Since the team formed in 1976 we have been mobilised to hundreds of emergency incidents across South West Scotland

Most of these have been searching for missing persons, both in the Galloway Hills and on low lying areas, but have also included responding to medical emergencies, floods and other severe weather conditions.  Including:

  • Aircraft Crashes
  • Assisting the Scottish Ambulance Service
  • Assisting the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Assisting HM Coastguard on coastal terrain
  • Flooding
  • Adverse Weather
  • Medical Evacuations
  • Mountain Bike Accidents
  • Missing People in the Rural and Urban setting
  • Lost Walkers in the Mountains 
  • Climbing Accidents 
  • Community Resiliance Response 





We took up residence in our Rescue Base in Newton Stewart in October 2012. After almost 38 years of operating out of the local Police Station, at last we had a home we could call our own.

Rescue Vehicles

Guide to the various rescue vehicles employed by Galloway Mountain Rescue.

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New Years Honour for Founder Team Member

Founder Team Member Ken McCubbin awarded the British Empire Medal for Services to Mountain Rescue

St John Scotland has transferred ownership of GMRT base to the team

St John Scotland is proud to be the biggest contributor to Scottish Mountain Rescue teams for many years and by 2020, the charity will have provided over £3.2 million in funding, mainly through the provision of bases and vehicles