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News Archive - Jul 2016

Doug Scott- Crawling Down the Ogre-7 March 2018


Wednesday, March 7, 2018 7:00 PM  10:00 PM Annandale Arms Hotel (map) https://www.canepal.org.uk/2018-lectures/ Doug Scott CBE and that other icon of British mountaineering, Chris Bonington made the first ascent of The Ogre (7,285m) in July 1977. Their climb extended the boundaries of what had been achieved before at that altitude but the drama began with the subsequent […]

Dementia Friends


Moffat Mountain Rescue Team would like to thanks Rachel Byers from Alzheimer Scotland who came to our training last week to talk about looking after folk who may have dementia. The team does on occasion get called out to search for someone who is missing with dementia and the training will help the team be […]

Callout to Southern Upland Way 22 January 2018


Callout to the Southern Upland Way near Moffat Hot on the heels of last nights callout the team were called by Police Scotland at 00:10 on 22 January 2018 to search for two missing walkers on the Southern Upland Way. The walkers had set off from the Tibbie Shiels Inn in the morning with the […]

Callout to Eskdalemuir 22 Janaury 2018


After a busy week where the team has assisted Dumfries and Galloway Council and Police Division the team received a further call for help on Sunday afternoon. A 64 year old male who lived in a remote location near Eskdalemuir had been cut off with no power by snowdrifts for the last 7 days. He […]

Missing Walker near Bentpath


Moffat MRT Rescues Missing Walker from the hills above Bentpath, Langholm Moffat Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by Police Scotland at 1600 hours that a walker on his way to a remote bothy had become lost and disoriented in the hills above Bentpath, near Langholm. The team deployed over 20 personnel along with a Police […]

Southerness Golf Club


Moffat Mountain Rescue Team was delighted to receive a cheque for £1600 from Southerness Golf club on Saturday 7 October 2017. 

Rescue of Alfie the Sheepdog


Moffat MRT Rescues Alfie The Sheepdog Alfie the sheepdog went missing over the weekend of 19 and 20 August in a heavily wooded and craggy area near Tynron in Dumfries and Galloway. Despite numerous searches by Alfies owners their was no sign of him. Overnight on 22 August 2017, the Tynron area was enveloped in […]

Base Transfer from St John Scotland


On Wednesday the 7th of June, St John Scotland officially transferred ownership of Moffat’s Mountain Rescue base to the team. St John Scotland’s Dumfries and Galloway chairman, Michael Cook was joined by several members of the committee at the Moffat Mountain Rescue base to mark the handover.    The Moffat base, which opened in July of […]

2017 Charity Challenge


The 2017 Charity Challenge application form is now available. All the routes are detailed in the form and you can find the maps on our website. You can enter by posting the form to us, online via SI Entries or just turn up on the day. We look forward to seeing you

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 […]