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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Callouts 2020/09 and 2020/10 06/08/2020

On 6th August, Galloway MRT were deployed twice in the space of just a few hours

Callout 2020/08 Missing Walker Near Loch Doon

On the 25th and 26th July, Team Members were involved in an overnight search for an overdue walker in the Loch Doon area. The walker was found after taking steps to keep themself safe and Team Members were home in time for breakfast

Callout 2020/07 12/07/2020 Injured Walker on Screel Hill

On 12th July, Team Members evacuated an injured walker from Screel Hill. This was a challenging stretcher carry involving uneven and steep ground