• 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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Sun May 8th, 2022

Callout 08/05/2022
A few of the team were called out earlier today to assist a couple of walkers who had become lost coming off goatfell and ended up unable to continue above the Corrie forestry.
They were picked up in the teams Argo cats and taken back to their cars.
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St John Scotland
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Tommy's Bridge again? How many folks take the wrong path there?!

Many thanks 😷

Fri Apr 29th, 2022

Callout 29/04/2022
The team were called out at approximately 1410hrs this afternoon to assist a female hill walker with an ankle injury near the summit of Goatfell.
She was treated for her injury then stretchered down to the teams Argo cat where she was then transported off the hill for further treatment.
We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.

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St John Scotland
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Callout 29/04/2022
The team were called out at approximately 1410hrs this afternoon to assist a female hill walker with an ankle injury near the summit of Goatfell.
She was treated for her injury then stretchered down to the teams Argo cat where she was then transported off the hill for further treatment.
We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.
Scottish Mountain Rescue
St John Scotland

Comment on Facebook

Wishing Claudia a speedy recovery and well done guys for rescuing her πŸ‘ Great job in a tricky spot!

Great work!

Nice work folks !! πŸ‘πŸ‘

Wed Apr 20th, 2022

Callout 20/04/2022
The team were called out at approximately 1320hrs this afternoon to assist a male walker with a knee injury at Kings Caves.
The casualty was treated for his injury and stretchered from his location by team members to Argo Cat.

We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.

Scottish Mountain Rescue
St John Scotland
Ayrshire Police Division
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Callout 20/04/2022
The team were called out at approximately 1320hrs this afternoon to assist a male walker with a knee injury at Kings Caves.
The casualty was treated for his injury and stretchered from his location by team members to Argo Cat.
We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.
Scottish Mountain Rescue
St John Scotland
Ayrshire Police Division

Comment on Facebook

I've been trying to find you since we got home. It was my hubby you rescued. Just want to say a massive thank you to each and everyone of you again. He's having surgery on his leg on Friday. Without your help we would've been stranded. Can't thank you enough xxx

Well done boys and girls you do a great job

Well done all πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Well done everyone 😊

Amazing team 😊

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Sun Apr 10th, 2022

Callout 10/04/2022
The team were called out at approximately 11.50 for a hill runner with an ankle injury near Loch na Davie.
Rescue 199 assisted and airlifted the casualty down to Lochranza.
Casualty then assessed by team members taken to A&E by race organisers

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Callout 10/04/2022
The team were called out at approximately 11.50 for a hill runner with an ankle injury near Loch na Davie. 
Rescue 199 assisted and airlifted the casualty down to Lochranza. 
Casualty then assessed by team members taken to A&E by race organisers
Scottish Mountain Rescue
St John Scotland

Comment on Facebook

Top job. Saw the chopper, thanks for being dedicated and there for all who need you.

Well done all πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Well done all

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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
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.
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!
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