• 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 30 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).

arran mountain rescue team in snow

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.

arran mountain rescue vehicle

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 Apr 14th, 2024

Pearl Wight

The team would like to express their deepest sadness and gratitude to our past member Pearl Wight who sadly passed away at the end of March.
Pearl gave a great deal of her time to the team over many years, alongside working locally as a nurse.
She always had a natural ability to make everyone smile with her warmth and light heartedness.

Pearl, like the rest of us had a special connection with the Arran hills and her footsteps here will forever be ingrained.

Condolences to Pearls family and friends, she will be sadly missed.
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Pearl Wight
The team would like to express their deepest sadness and gratitude to our past member Pearl Wight who sadly passed away at the end of March.
Pearl gave a great deal of her time to the team over many years, alongside working locally as a nurse. 
She always had a natural ability to make everyone smile with her warmth and light heartedness. 
Pearl, like the rest of us had a special connection with the Arran hills and her footsteps here will forever be ingrained.
Condolences to Pearls family and friends, she will be sadly missed.Image attachment

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I am so very sad to hear this, I never knew! She had often tended to me in the hospital over the years and in more recent years I would often bump into her out in the hills. A beautiful kind soul who will certainly be missed. My condolences to family and friends X

Thank you so much for the kind words expressed above they are very much appreciated. In the coming months, myself, family and friends will be crossing to Arran to scatter Pearls ashes. I will post where and when this is closer to the date. All who knew and loved Pearl will be more than welcome to join us. In the meantime a wee tune that Pearl and I were fond of that was played at the funeral. For me it encapsulates all that was beautiful about Pearl. Acony Bell by Gillian Welch. Please have a listen. She would have liked that. Once again my heart felt thank you for your words. Sandy Ogilvie. Pearls husband. We were married at home on the 6th of January at home in Ballater. Sandy

What lovely words, I always enjoyed a laugh with Pearl so my memories are of her with a smile on her face xx

Pearl really was one in a million. Very sad for everyone who knew her.

So sorry to hear this news. Rest in peace Pearl😔.

💜 Rest in peace Pearl 💜

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Sat Apr 13th, 2024

Last weekend the team did some off-road practice in Benlister Glen with the landrovers, argo cats and quad.
A scenario of an injured mountain biker was also set up at the new Dyemill bike park in Lamlash as well as going over some ropework in the afternoon. A big thank you to the Bone family at Glenkiln for allowing us to use their hydro track for the morning.

📷 NHB

Scottish Mountain Rescue
St John Scotland
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Last weekend the team did some off-road practice in Benlister Glen with the landrovers, argo cats and quad. 
A scenario of an injured mountain biker was also set up at the new Dyemill bike park in Lamlash as well as going over some ropework in the afternoon. A big thank you to the Bone family at Glenkiln for allowing us to use their hydro track for the morning.
📷 NHB 
Scottish Mountain Rescue 
St John Scotland
Land Rover
Sat Apr 6th, 2024

🎉 Arran Mountain Rescue Team 60th Anniversary 🎉

Calling all past team members and their partners! 📣 You're invited to join us at the Team Base on April 27th, where we celebrate 60 incredible years of Arran Mountain Rescue.

📅 Date: 27th April 🕕 Time: 1400 📍 Location: St Johns Team Base, Cladach

This event is a chance to catch up and reminisce with the memories, laughter, and the camaraderie that defines our team. Your presence will make it even more special!

📢 Spread the Word: Know a past member not on social media? Extend the invitation and make sure no one misses out on this special gathering!

🔒 Save Your Spot: RSVP by 30th March by emailing arranmrt@icloud.com

Let's come together to honour the past, celebrate the present, and look forward to the future of Arran Mountain Rescue. 🚁🎊
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Hi Hope this doesn't come across as in appropriate to ask but not sure how else to ask. I was wondering if I could use a picture from your archive for a route topo on UK climbing. It's the shot from the helicopter of North buttress on Stacach ridge. Taken March last year during the rescue of the hill runner. I met team leader Euan/Ewan (I think he said) up there last November and we discussed how a remarkable outcome the rescue had been given the distance fallen. The picture captures the buttress really well and would be climbing information only for Coire Lan. All the best for your 60th anniversary. Completely understand if you prefer me not to as I say it was just for information purposes only.

Frazer Mitchell

Mon Mar 4th, 2024

Yeaterday the team were training around Cìr Mhòr, exploring the nooks and crannies off the main path and familiarising with routes and access.

A great days training ⛰️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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You’re all stars ⭐️. Brilliant photos

Favourite mountain on Arran 😊

Excellent photos!

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VIDEO

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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 ⛰️🌫️🥶
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 
Scottish Mountain Rescue
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.
🎥 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.

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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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