• Arran Mountain Rescue

    On Call – 365 Days a Year
  • Arran Mountain Rescue

    On Call – 365 Days a Year
  • Arran Mountain Rescue

    On Call – 365 Days a Year

For Mountain Rescue Dial 999 or 112 then ask for ‘Police’ then ‘Mountain Rescue’

Arran Mountain Rescue Team is a charitable organization made up of men and women from all over the Island. Team members are all volunteers and give up their time freely when an emergency arises.

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Arran Mountain Rescue Team

The team currently has 30Β members with a variety of skills and experience amongst us. The team provides Search and Rescue assistance to walkers and climbers on the Isle of Arran which is located in the Firth of Clyde, off the West Coast of Scotland.

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How the Team Assemble

Initially, a call will be raised via Police Scotland, and if it is necessary a call-out will then be initiated. Team members are contacted and assemble at the team base, briefed on the nature of the incident, and then head out to the appropriate location(s).

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A Wealth of Experience

All team members at Arran mountain Rescue are experienced hillwalkers or mountaineers with a vast amount of local knowledge between them.

Team members are on-call 365 days a year and are unpaid volunteers giving up their time to help people in need.

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How We Are Funded

The vast majority of our funding is raised through donations.
If you would like to find out how you can help our support Arran mountain Rescue, please visit our support page.
Arran Mountain Rescue Team SCIO is a Registered Charity (SC004055).


Recent Callouts

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Tue Mar 14th, 2023

Callout 14/03/2023

The team were called out at approximately 1500hrs today to assist a hill runner who had fallen a significant distance from the North buttress of Stacach ridge, North of Goatfell, sustaining multiple injuries.

Thankfully the cloud lifted shortly after the call which allowed Rescue 199 to drop their winchman down to the casualty to start treatment before picking up several team members and dropping them on the ridge.
The winchman and team members packaged the casualty before he was winched on board Rescue 199 and flown to hospital.

Thank you to everyone for their help and we wish the casualty a speedy recovery.

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Love to see this! My father, Bill Hunter served on the Arran Mountain Rescue team in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It was a tremendous source of pride for him.

Well done. A difficult rescue. Wishing the casualty a speedy recovery.

Well done all involved.. hope the casualty makes a speedy recovery πŸ‘πŸΌ

Douglas is making brilliant progress with no surgery necessary... so a full recovery is expected. Thank you MRT/Arran... from a very relieved father.

Always a serious incident with fell runners this time of year.... well done hope he's recovering ok πŸ™

Well done. Thank you for the amazing job you all do.

Thank thank you thank you... Its our son you rescued

Well done, Ewan and the team.

Amazing group of people πŸ‘πŸ‘

Well done,proud of you all πŸ‘πŸ‘

Well done everyone, one very lucky person!

Hope he’s ok. Well done everyone involved.

Well done once more!

Great job guys:.

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Fri Mar 3rd, 2023

Remember we are hosting St John Scotland's CPR and public access defibrillator event tomorrow from 1130.

We would love to see you there!!Arran Mountain Rescue are delighted to be supporting St John Scotland hold a CPR and public access defibrillator event at our team base on Saturday 4th March.
St John Scotland have recently installed a public access defibrilator at our base in Cladach and we would encourage as many of you as possible to come along and learn how to use this life saving piece of equipment.
We hope to see lots of you next Saturday

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Remember we are hosting St John Scotlands CPR and public access defibrillator event tomorrow from 1130.
We would love to see you there!!
Sun Feb 26th, 2023

Yesterday afternoon, volunteer rescuers searching for Kyle Sambrook found the bodies of a man and a dog in a deep gorge above the Fionn Ghleann.

An attempt was made to recover them by helicopter but was unsuccessful due to the terrain, the helicopter was then re-tasked meaning they had to be lowered and carried off the hill by hand.

GMR were joined by Tweed Valley MRT and Oban MRT in a long operation bringing the two down.

We would like to thank Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team Oban Mountain Rescue Team , Arran Mountain Rescue Team Search & Rescue Dog Association (Scotland) Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team , RAF Leeming MRT, Police Scotland MRT, HM Coastguard - Highland Rescue 151 and Rescue 199 for their invaluable help over the last 4 days.

Also thank you for the great response from the hill going public to the requests for information.

Our thoughts are with Kyle's family and friends at this time.

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Well done to all involved. Not the outcome we all hoped for sadly. Condolences to the family πŸ˜₯

Such a difficult job, carried out by the most amazing people. It must be exhilarating to rescue someone safe and well, but equally as devastating when the ending isn't as cheerful. Gratitude to all who do this x

Very sad news about this man and his dog. Respect to the rescue services who were able to bring him off the hill for his family

Well done all involved.. just a shame it ended the way it did .. condolences to Kyles Family πŸ˜”πŸ™πŸΌ

So, so sad. I always choke when I see the appeals to look for these poor souls, for invariably the search ends in tragedy. Poor lad. 😒

Very sad ending but I know that you guys will have worked really hard.Much love to Kyles family πŸ˜₯

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Wed Feb 22nd, 2023

Arran Mountain Rescue are delighted to be supporting St John Scotland hold a CPR and public access defibrillator event at our team base on Saturday 4th March.
St John Scotland have recently installed a public access defibrilator at our base in Cladach and we would encourage as many of you as possible to come along and learn how to use this life saving piece of equipment.
We hope to see lots of you next Saturday

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Arran Mountain Rescue are delighted to be supporting St John Scotland hold a CPR and public access defibrillator event at our team base on Saturday 4th March.
St John Scotland have recently installed a public access defibrilator at our base in Cladach and we would encourage as many of you as possible to come along and learn how to use this life saving piece of equipment.
We hope to see lots of you next Saturday
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VIDEO

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Callout 03/07/2021
The team were called out at approximately 2010hrs yesterday evening to assist two climbers cragfast on Cir Mhor.
Thanks to the assistance of Rescue 199 the team were quickly transported to the saddle and from there made their way up to the top of Cir Mhor to above the area where the climbers were cragfast in thick clagg.
A rope was lowered down and both climbers were then able to make their way safely to the teams location above where they were assisted down off the hill and back into Glen Rosa.
Both were thankfully unharmed.
Scottish Mountain Rescue
St John Scotland

Callout 03/07/2021 The team were called out at app...

Drone practise search - Rosa slabs - Some footage from team member and drone pilot Struan who was out last night with a couple of team members putting the teams new drone through its paces around the Rosa slabs area on Goatfell.
A complex area to which the use of a drone can speed up the searching process by a large margin 
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Search & Rescue Aerial Association - Scotland
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BIG CO - Brodick

Drone practise search - Rosa slabs

Some footage from team member and drone pilot Stru...

Callout on Goatfell 08/09/2020 - CALLOUT 08/09/2020
The team were called out today at approximately 1515hrs to assist a couple of hill walkers lost on Goatfell. 
Phonefind( used to pinpoint a location) gave the team their grid reference to be at the top of the water shoot area on the Rosa slabs, a very steep and dangerous area to the South/West side of the summit.
Luckily they had both stopped where they were and were located safe by the team.
Although cold and wet, both were thankfully unharmed and able to walk back, with the assistance of the team, to our Argo cats then transported down to the team base.
πŸŽ₯ Ewan 
Scottish Mountain Rescue
St John Scotland

Callout on Goatfell 08/09/2020

CALLOUT 08/09/2020 The team were called out today ...

ARGO CAT Training course - Glen Rosa - A few team members went though some Argo Cat training in Glen Rosa today to ensure that they are safe and confident to drive our vehicles on the complex Arran terrain during a callout.
Cheers to the trainers for travelling across and for a great day!
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ARGO CAT Training course - Glen Rosa

A few team members went though some Argo Cat train...

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History and Archive photos

Our History

The Arran Mountain Rescue Team SCIO was formed in 1964 with an initial group of 15 members.

DONATE

Here are a few of the ways you can help with funding of the Arran Mountain Rescue

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For Mountain Rescue
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and ask for Police then Mountain Rescue

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