• 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 Jul 7th, 2024

Callout 06/07/24
The team were called out at approximately 2130hrs last night to help with the search for a woman who had become lost in the forestry while attempting to walk from Whitingbay to Kilmory.
As the team were deploying onto the hill, the woman was located by the police helicopter and flown down to Whiting Bay.
She was cold and tired but thankfully otherwise unharmed.
Thanks so everyone involved for their help!

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Callout 06/07/24
The team were called out at approximately 2130hrs last night to help with the search for a woman who had become lost in the forestry while attempting to walk from Whitingbay to Kilmory. 
As the team were deploying onto the hill, the woman was located by the police helicopter and flown down to Whiting Bay.
She was cold and tired but thankfully otherwise unharmed.
Thanks so everyone involved for their help!
Scottish Mountain Rescue
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Police Scotland

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Wed Jun 26th, 2024

The team got together with Lomond Mountain Rescue Team on Sunday for a joint exercise in the Goatfell area.
A great day was had training in the sunshine πŸ”οΈβ˜€οΈ
Many thanks to members of Lomond for coming across.

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Fantastic weekend, thank you for the warm welcome, hospitality and organising the scenarios ~ very much appreciated πŸ™Œ

Wed Jun 19th, 2024

Yesterday evening the team were meeting for training when we had a call from a farmer regarding an adventurous lamb who had got itself crag fast at Imachar.
Given we were already at the team base and happy to help we headed across to Imachar to assist.
The lamb was quickly located using the teams drone before a team member was lowered down to bring it up to safety.

The lamb was thankfully unharmed and blissfully unaware of the danger it was in but has been advised by the team to carry a map and compass and not stray too far from its flock πŸ‘ πŸ§—

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Yesterday evening the team were meeting for training when we had a call from a farmer regarding an adventurous lamb who had got itself crag fast at Imachar. 
Given we were already at the team base and happy to help we headed across to Imachar to assist.
The lamb was quickly located using the teams drone before a team member was lowered down to bring it up to safety.
The lamb was thankfully unharmed and blissfully unaware of the danger it was in but has been advised by the team to carry a map and compass and not stray too far from its flock πŸ‘ πŸ§— 
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I'm in tears here. You guys are amazing. You risked everything, to save this wee lamb. Thank you so much. You have a police officer mow down a young calf on a road in England because .......who knows. And you work out a plan to see this wee soul. Speechless by your kindness xx

Well done everyone, brilliant outcome πŸ‘πŸ‘

Great news ❀️

Well done all involvedπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸΌ

Well done everyone.

Well done πŸ‘thank you 😍

Well done all 😊

Glad it wasn't a wooly jumper and said thank ewe.

Well done though. πŸ‘

well done, guys.

Top job. Well done.

Brilliant thankyou

Thank you ♥

Well done. Best wishes from Venezuela.

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Rob Colston

Margaret Craig says thank you ♥

Weel done ewes!

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Mon Jun 3rd, 2024

CALLOUT 03/06/2024
The team were called out at approximately 1355hrs this afternoon to assist a gentleman who had taken a tumble on the summit of Goatfell suffering a nasty head wound.
Luckily one of our deputies (Corinna) was nearby on the hill and was on scene quickly to carry out an assessment.
Due to the nature of the injury and with the potential of a long stretcher carry, helicopter support was requested and Rescue 199 from Prestwick attended.
Some low cloud prevented the helicopter from accessing the summit so the team along with the helicopter winchman worked together to get the casualty to a suitable spot for evacuation.
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Thanks to everyone for their assistance and we wish the casualty a speedy recovery!

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Superb guys πŸ‘

Well done all.

πŸ™ŒπŸ» Great effort folks 🌈

Another job well done!

Well done all!

So glad we have you guys πŸ’•πŸ’•

Well done all πŸ‘πŸΌ

You’re all superheroes- thank you

Good work folks πŸ‘

Good job.πŸ‘

Great work

Well done CORINNA

Connor Pipe

Well done πŸ‘

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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 β›°οΈπŸŒ«οΈπŸ₯Ά
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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.
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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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Drone practise search - Rosa slabs

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

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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