News Archive - Jul 2018

Anniversary Book

Moffat Mountain Rescue- the First 50 Years Illustrated and written by our Secretary Colin Mitchell you can purchase the book for £15 inc P&P by e mailing our secretary via secretary@moffatmrt.org.uk or by using our PayPal purchase link below All profits go directly to Moffat Mountain Rescue Team  

Unwell Walker Rescued at the Grey Mares Tail

Unwell Walker Rescued at the Grey Mares Tail At around 1500 on Monday 16 September Dumfries and Galloway Police Division requested the assistance of Moffat MRT to assist Scottish Ambulance Service with a walker who had become unwell above the Grey Mares Tail Waterfall in the Moffat Hills. A local BASICS Doctor (who is also […]

50th Anniversary Dinner Dance

  Exciting news! Tickets for our 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance are now on sale via our online booking page. We have already allocated half the tickets and the remaining ones may go quickly! The Dinner Dance will be in the Moffat Town Hall which can accommodate 120 people. The will be a 3 course meal […]

CALLOUT Criffel 31 July 2019

Callout to Criffel At 1810 on Wednesday 31 July 2019 Police Scotland requested the assistance of Moffat MRT to assist Scottish Ambulance Service with the rescue of a lady who had a lower leg injury near the summit of Criffel Hill near Dumfries. 18 team members attended along with an ambulance, local police and a […]

Anniversary Challenge

We are delighted to tell you that our Anniversary Challenge event page is now live and able to take online entries. We will soon be producing a paper version if you would prefer to fill that in and send a cheque. Walk 4 is going to be quite an event this year so this will […]

50 Years of MMRT

2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the formation of Moffat Mountain Rescue Team. We are working on a number of exciting events to celebrate this year and you are invited to join us. Please visit our anniversary page for more details If you are interested in coming to any of our events please get in […]

Ae Forest Callout 21 October 2019

Ae Forest Mountain Bike Callout At 1500 on Sunday 21 October the team were alerted to a mountain biker unconscious in Ae Forest near Dumfries. The team responded along with Scottish Ambulance Service, Police Scotland and a Coastguard rescue helicopter from Prestwick. The mountain biker had fallen from his bike and suffered concussion on a […]

Callout Hart Fell Spa

Callout to Hart Fell Spa At 1500 on 9 October 2018 Police Scotland called on the services of Moffat Mountain Rescue Team to rescue a walker in the Moffat Hills. Two walkers had set off to climb onto Hart Fell from Hart Fell Spa. Above the spa one of the walkers had a seizure on […]

Callout 15 July 2018

The team were asked by Police Scotland to search a piece of woodland near Dumfries in relation to a long standing missing person. The search was completed with unfortunately nothing found. At the same time the an exercise for the rest of the team and our new probationers was carried out in the Moffat Hills […]

Donation from Dumfries Senior Snooker Association

Today the team received a cheque for £500 from the Dumfries Senior Snooker Association. We have bought a new Vacuum Mattress for our Dumfries vehicle with the money. A vacuum mattress is an essential first aid tool which enables us to immobilise a casualty with a suspected back injury.

Callout to Grey Mares Tail 26 May 2018

Grey Mares Tail Callout At 1600 hours on Saturday 26 May 2018 Police Scotland called out Moffat Mountain Rescue Team to rescue a female walker with a suspected broken ankle near the Grey Mare’s Tail Waterfall near Moffat. The team attended with 12 team members along with Scottish Ambulance Service, Police Scotland and Coastguard Rescue […]

Callouts 11 May 2018

Busy Friday Afternoon for Moffat MRT At 1250 on Friday 11 May Police Scotland contacted Moffat MRT to request assistance to Scottish Ambulance Service in Mabie Forest near Dumfries. A mountain biker had fallen from his bike and had a suspected neck and back injury in a remote part of the forest. Although the ambulance […]

2018 Charity Challenge

The routes are finalised! Visit the 2018 Charity Challenge Page to see the routes and download the entry form. Please enter in advance so we can have your T-Shirt ready! Get ready for the #charitychallenge on 10 June 2018

Doug Scott- Crawling Down the Ogre-7 March 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 7:00 PM  10:00 PM Annandale Arms Hotel (map) httpss://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 […]