28 Nov 17
by Joe Baxter
Galloway MRT recently held our AGM
November 2017 saw our AGM at the Murray Arms Hotel in Gatehouse of Fleet. Our Management Committee welcomes some new Office Bearers to various post.
Our new management committee is detailed below:
Chairman - Andy Margerison
*Leading the charity
Team Leader - Ken MacKenzie
*Operational Lead during an Incident
Deputy Team Leader - Mike McCann
*Second in command during an Incident
Secretary - John Warnock
Treasurer - Richard Williams
Medical Officer - Sue Vest
*Medical Lead to ensure we comply with the most up to date medical assessments and treatments
Training Officer - Craig Patterson
*Organising training and ensuring we meet SMR criteria
Assistant Training Officer - Stew Gibson
*Assisting the Training Officer
Community Engagement Officer - Neil Dalrymple
*PR lead for community events, website and social media
Members Secretary - David Tyson
*Secretary to team members
Members Representative - William Samson
*Team member representative to the Committee
Equipment Officer - Ray McCutcheon
*Ensuring all our equipment is safely ready for action
Communications Officer - Ken McCubbin
*Radio communication lead to ensure we have one of the most vital pieces of equipment on a search and rescue
If you wish to contact anyone of our committee, then please click on 'Contact Us' and drop us an email, and we will direct it to the appropriate member.
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.