Search dog Chivas waiting on a command from his owner and handler Stuart Hadden
Before venturing out on any outdoors activity, always check the weather forcast before you leave. The Mountain Weather Information Service provides regularly updated and detailed forecasts for all upland areas in Scotland. To help you be prepared, the latest forecast covers the Southern Uplands.
If you require the assistance of any Mountain Rescue Team within the UK, please dial 999 and ask for the Police who will coordinate with the required personnel. Have a grid reference or position ready if you know it but don’t guess.
All mountain rescue teams in Scotland work in close partnership with the Coastguard, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force Search and Rescue Teams
Team members out training for bank-side rescue
The team is a charity and has to raise most of the funds it requires itself. It currently takes about £30,000 to cover the team’s operating expenses for one year. Over the last six years, Mountain Rescue Teams across Scotland have received some support from the Scottish Government, although this in not sufficient to cover all of the expenses of running the team and is not guaranteed for the future.