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The Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland

Table of the Mountain Rescue committee of Scotland Teams


The MOUNTAIN RESCUE COMMITTEE of SCOTLAND is the representative and co-ordinating body for mountain rescue services in Scotland, liason between all departments, authorities and providers of Search and Rescue in inhospitable terrain, being through the Committee, which also, through the Scottish Home and Health Department maintains a series of mountain rescue posts at strategic locations throughout Scotland.

The MOUNTAIN RESCUE COMMITTEE of SCOTLAND is administered by an executive committee of seven officials, Chair, Vice Chair, Secratary, Treasurer, Medical, Training and Statistics. The Executive Committee has the authority to co-opt three additional members if required. The Police and the Rescue Co-ordination Centre at Kinloss are also members.

The MOUNTAIN RESCUE COMMITTEE of SCOTLAND comprises of representatives from the twenty six mountain rescue teams in Scotland, the Search and Rescue Dog Association, the Police, the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy, HM Coastguard, Bristows Helicopters, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, the Scottish Mountain Safety Group, the Scottish Ambulance Service and the Scottish Sports Council.

The MOUNTAIN RESCUE COMMITTEE of SCOTLAND has representation on various organisations with a brief specific to the provision of Search and Rescue and mountain safety and has reciprocal representation with the Mountain Rescue Council of England and Wales and the Irish Mountain Rescue Association.

The MOUNTAIN RESCUE COMMITTEE of SCOTLAND is a full and independant member of IKAR, the International Kommision for Alpine Rescue, the international organisation for individual countries providing mountain rescue services of a required standard.

The MOUNTAIN RESCUE COMMITTEE of SCOTLAND collates and anaylises mountain accident information in Scotland, producing an annual report which is published in the Scottish mountaineering Club Journal. Copies of the report may also be obtained direct from the MRC of S committee.

The MOUNTAIN RESCUE COMMITTEE of SCOTLAND in addition to administration organises seminars, training courses, publication of an 'in house' magazine CASBAG, and provides grant aid to Scottish mountain Rescue teams in respect of training.

The MOUNTAIN RESCUE COMMITTEE of SCOTLAND has charitable status, funding being through affiliation fees and voluntary contributions.

For further information please write to

The MOUNTAIN RESCUE COMMITTEE of SCOTLAND
The Secretary r.h.sharp@strath.ac.uk