TVMRT are available 24*7*365, all year round, any weather, any time
Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team is based in the Scottish Borders. It is part of the network of Mountain Rescue Teams affiliated to Scottish Mountain Rescue which covers the whole of the country. The team is a charity and all the members are volunteers who are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to go to the assistance of people (and occasionally animals) who are lost, missing or injured.
The team has its base in Selkirk and covers West Lothian, Mid Lothian, City of Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders west of the A68.
We also work closely with the other emergency services in the area and can call on neighbouring Mountain Rescue Teams, Search and Rescue Dogs and RAF or Navy Search and Rescue Helicopters from Boulmer and Prestwick. In addition to these relationships, Tweed Valley MRT is proud to be twinned with HSSK, a volunteer rescue organisation based in Kópavogur, Iceland.
Our area covers the highest hills of the Southern Uplands including Broad Law (840m), much of the Pentland Hills, the Moorfoot, Tweedsmuir and Eildon Hills, the wild and remote Ettrick and Yarrow valleys and some of the best and most popular mountain biking areas in Scotland at Glentress and Innerleithen, both part of the 7Stanes mountain biking area. A large stretch of the Southern Upland Way is within the Team’s area as well as a number of other popular waymarked paths.
The winter in the Scottish Borders can provide the team with some of its most challenging call-outs
TVMRT is based in Selkirk, Scottish Borders, with a secondary base in Peebles, near the Glentress and Innerleithen mountain biking areas
As well as the wild uplands, our area also covers significant population in Edinburgh and we are often called to assist the Police in searching rough low-level ground in less remote locations.
In addition to emergency callouts, the team frequently provides First Aid cover for outdoor activity events. If you are running an outdoor event in our area and would like the Team to provide First Aid cover, please contact our Events Co-ordinator who will be pleased to discuss your requirements.