• Arran Mountain Rescue

    On Call โ€“ 365 Days a Year
  • Arran Mountain Rescue

    On Call โ€“ 365 Days a Year
  • Arran Mountain Rescue

    On Call โ€“ 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 30ย 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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Sun Feb 4th, 2024

CALLOUT 03/02/2024
The team were called out at approximately 1315hrs yesterday afternoon to assist a woman with a suspected broken ankle on the North side of Glen Rosa.
She was treated for her injuries, given pain relief, warmed up and then stretched from her location to a waiting ambulance.

We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.

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Great job๐Ÿ‘

Absolute heroes

Thank you seems somehow inadequate, but we mean it from the bottom of our hearts โค๏ธ

Tue Jan 16th, 2024

Arran Active have been quite rightly nominated again for this years TGO retailer of the year award.

We are very lucky to have such a brilliant shop on the island that not only supplies a great range of stuff but supports local charities like us.

Voting for Arran Active can be done by scanning the bar code below or clicking on the link before the 29th January ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

You definitely have our vote! โœ…๐Ÿ’›We're incredibly thrilled and honoured that we've been nominated again for TGO Magazine's Independent Retailer of the Year! We've collected their bronze and silver awards the past and would love to round out with gold this time! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅณ A huge thank you to everyone who nominated us for this award!

Voting closes on January 29th, so follow the link here: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/TGOawards2024 to vote for all of your favourites (including us ๐Ÿ˜‚) !
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Arran Active have been quite rightly nominated again for this years TGO retailer of the year award. 
We are very lucky to have such a brilliant shop on the island that not only supplies a great range of stuff but supports local charities like us.
Voting for Arran Active can be done by scanning the bar code below or clicking on the link before the 29th January ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
You definitely have our vote! โœ…

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Done๐Ÿคž

Voted!

Done ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

Yep I’ve voted

Done โœ”๏ธ

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Mon Jan 8th, 2024

Yesterday the team were out training near the summit of Cioch na-h Oighe.
The scenario was for a Callout to a casualty with several injuries on steep ground.
The team carried out casualty care before a multi-pitch stretcher lower into Glen Sannox.
One of the trickier spots on Arran for rescues!

Some amazing weather conditions yesterday โ›ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒซ๏ธ๐Ÿฅถ

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Thu Dec 28th, 2023

Happy retirement Cailaeg, the most photogenic member of the team, and thanks for your years of hard work! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for your service brave Cailleag! ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿพ

Well deserved retirement for a wonderful and beautiful dog. She will no doubt transfer her training to looking after little Rosa. We'll done to you to Kirstie ,the photos of you both over the years are amazing

Well done and Thank you...beautiful photos of a beautiful doggo ๐Ÿถ

Beautiful well done doggo xx

Enjoy your well deserved retirement Cailaeg. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜˜

Thanks for your commitment Kirstie and Cailaeg.๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Beautiful dog ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ•

Gorgeous dog...well done ๐Ÿ•

Holly Miles

Absolutely beautiful photos ๐Ÿฅน happy retirement Cailaeg!

Beautiful pupโค๏ธ

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Yesterday the team were out training near the summit of Cioch na-h Oighe. 
The scenario was for a Callout to a casualty with several injuries on steep ground.
The team carried out casualty care before a multi-pitch stretcher lower into Glen Sannox. 
One of the trickier spots on Arran for rescues!
Some amazing weather conditions yesterday โ›ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒซ๏ธ๐Ÿฅถ
Scottish Mountain Rescue
St John Scotland

Yesterday the team were out training near the summ...

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
St John Scotland
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.
๐ŸŽฅ 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!
Video - Mark Bunyan

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

OUR SUPPORTERS

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For Mountain Rescue
Call:999 or 112

and ask for Police then Mountain Rescue

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Arran Mountain Rescue is a registered charity. Registered In Scotland No: SC004055. Registered Office: Tigh Na Bhreac, Kilpatrick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8EY