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.
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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.
Galloway MRT were deployed on the evening of 25th August to assist an injured walker North of Culsharg Bothy. Two team members were tasked and were able to locate casualty and help them off the hill. We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.
IT HAS been an exceptionally busy few weeks for the members of Galloway Mountain Rescue team. Over the last five weeks since lockdown restrictions have been relaxed, we have been called upon by Police Scotland to assist in six different incidents.
GMRT was called at 7pm on 18th August to assist a walker, disorientated in poor conditions. Technology helped to locate them quickly. Earlier the same day GMRT was on Standby to assist an injured cyclist but were stood down as Ambulance Service Crew were able to reach and evacuate them.