News Archive - Jul 2016

Charity Challenge

Entries for the 2015 Moffat Mountain Rescue Team Charity Challenge are now open. Please visit our Charity Challenge Page to see this years routes and download an application form. This years challenge is on Sunday 14th June 2015. We look forward to seeing you all then!

Callout on Criffel

Callout on Criffel, near Dumfries On 8 February in the afternoon Police Scotland requested the assistance of Moffat Mountain Rescue Team to locate two missing walkers near the summit of Criffel. The two walkers had set out in the morning to climb to the summit of Criffel, soon after reaching the top the cloud descended […]

Jim Manson

Moffat Mountain Rescue Team remembered Jim Manson today. Jim was a member of the team for many years and held the position of secretary for over 10 years. Sadly Jim passed away last week, the team thought about Jim and his family today at this difficult time.

Council Emergency Centre

Tonight some of the team visited the Dumfries and Galloway Council Emergency Centre, known as the “bunker”. The visit allowed the team to familiarise themselves and talk about the link the team can have with the centre during severe weather events.   The team was able to talk to the Police about the DGVOST system […]

Charity Challenge T-Shirt Competition

New to this year is the Moffat Mountain Rescue Team T-Shirt Competition. Follow the link to our competition page and encourage children under 13 to enter and design the 2017 T-Shirt Prizes for the winner!!

St Joseph’s College Christmas Fair

St Joseph’s College are having a Christmas fair from 1900-2100 on Wednesday 30 November at the School. The proceeds are going to Moffat Mountain Rescue Team and we will be there to support them!. The charities committee at the school still have a number of stalls available for traders on the night. Please think about […]

Doug Scott and Paul Braithwaite

After last years successful Doug Scott talk in the Annandale Arms in Moffat Doug is returning this time with Paul “Tut” Braithwaite to present Everest – the Hard Way, Mount Kenya and Mount McKinley.   The talk will be held in Moffat Town Hall on Sunday 20th November at 1900.   Tickets are £10 and can be […]

Dumfries and County Golf Club Ladies Section

Team members went to meet the Dumfries and County Golf Club Ladies section who have raised £500 towards the team. We plan to put the money towards our upcoming appeal to replace our aging Control Vehicle. Thank you once again from the whole team!

Moffat MRT Rescues walkers on Criffel, near Dumfries

Moffat Mountain Rescue Team (MMRT) was called by Police Scotland at 1637 on 1 October 2016 to assist walkers who were lost on Criffel. The missing walkers, a lady, three young children and 2 dogs had set off from Ardwall Mains and successfully made it to the summit of Criffel. Unfortunately on the way down […]

Rescue From Gorge 15 September 2016

Moffat Mountain Rescue team was called by Police Scotland at 0245 on 15 September to reports of a 17 year old boy who had fallen into a gorge and sustained a broken leg and ribs. Both the Ambulance and a rescue helicopter from Prestwick (Rescue 999) had been unable to reach and rescue the boy […]

New Vehicle

Moffat Mountain Rescue Team is proud to take delivery of a new vehicle to replace their ageing landrover kept in Dumfries. The new vehicle is a customised Volkswagen Transporter and has been modified over the last few months by Cebotec in Falkirk to meet the team’s needs into the future. The vehicle replaces the team’s […]

Charity Challenge 2016

Moffat Mountain Rescue Team held the annual Charity Challenge event in the hills above Durisdeer. A successful day with 91 entrants has already raised over £1500 towards Moffat Mountain Rescue Team with still more sponsorship to come in over the next few weeks. After laying out the courses on Saturday while also providing safety cover […]

Recent Callout at Dob’s Lin

We were sent this recent picture of our callout at Dob’s Lin where we worked with Scottish Ambulance Service, Scottish Air Ambulance and Police Scotland to rescue a lady from the Dob’s Lin area. It is now only 9 days to the Moffat Mountain Rescue Charity Challenge. Find out more on our charity challenge page. […]

Nith Inshore Rescue Open Day

Today we joined Nith Inshore Rescue for their open day at the Boat House at Glencaple. Lovely weather brought lots of folk out and we were there with HM Coastguard, DG Blood Bikes, Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, Silloth Lifeboat and other members of the emergency service. Only two weeks to our charity challenge event…… […]

Callout to Dob’s Linn

Callout at Dob’s Linn, near Moffat At 1530 on Wednesday 11 May 2016 Police Scotland called Moffat Mountain Rescue Team to assist with the evacuation of a lady who had fallen and hurt her ankle. The lady was part of a geology walk in the Dob’s Linn area when she went over on her ankle […]

Callout On Criffel, Near Dumfries

Callout On Criffel, Near Dumfries At 1900 on 6 May 2016 Moffat MRT received a call from Police Scotland to ask for assistance to locate a missing hillwalker on Criffel near Dumfries. The missing walker had phoned the police after become separated from his walking partner on the hill. Moffat MRT commenced the search from […]

Callout to Assist Galloway MRT

On Sunday 1 May 2016 Police Scotland and Galloway MRT asked for the assistance of Moffat Mountain Rescue team in the evacuation of a casualty from the hills above Glen Trool. Low cloud prevented the coastguard helicopter R999 in assisting Galloway MRT and meant that a protracted stretcher carry over difficult terrain would need additional […]

New Vehicle Make Progress

Members of the team went to Falkirk today with interesting spring driving conditions over the Dalveen Pass on the way. We were visiting the workshop where the team’s new vehicle is undergoing a transformation to become a purpose built Mountain Rescue Ambulance. The working group were impressed with the build quality so far and agreed […]

New Team Leader

At 0330 on Tuesday 26 April 2016 Police Scotland asked for the assistance of Moffat Mountain Rescue Team to carry out a search in the Dumfries area for a woman reported missing overnight. The team carried out a number of searches into the morning and fortunately the lady was found by a member of the […]

Charity Challenge

Walks and the application form for this years Charity Challenge are now live on the website. This years Charity Challenge walks are in the Durisdeer Hills… we look forward to seeing you on 12 June 2016

Team Checks

Today we checked our radio repeater on a remote hilltop was working ok and the battery was being charged by the wind turbine ok. This is one of the many ongoing checks the team has to make on equipment that is used on callouts.   Charity Challenge Every year Moffat Mountain Rescue Team holds its […]