Emergency Incidents

Since the team formed in 1975 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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Callout 2020/02 13/02/2020 Evacuation of driver from snowdrift

On 13th February, Team Members from Newton Stewart took Galloway Lima to assist a driver stuck in snow

Callout 2020/01 04/02/2020 Evacuation of person from forest near Newton Stewart

Team Members were called to evacuate a man from forest near Newton Stewart on the evening of 4th February 2020.