Ochils Mountain Rescue Team is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SCO24517. Our charitable purpose is ‘the saving of lives’ which we seek to achieve by ‘assisting the Police, emergency services and other agencies in search and rescue of missing persons primarily but not exclusively in Central Scotland and by encouraging interest, and the practice of safety, in the hills’.
Our Committee is made up of key officer bearers including:
- Team Leader
- Deputy Team Leader(s)
There are also appointed Training, Medical and Equipment Officers.
Kevin Mitchell is the current Team Leader and the main driving force behind the day to day operations and leadership. He also has overall responsibility for managing call outs.
Deputy Team Leaders
John Willis, Robert Davidson and Mike Marriot are the current Deputy Team Leaders and perform a variety of leadership roles, including management of call outs.
Sam Shortt is the Secretary and performs a wide range of administrative tasks.
Robert Davidson is a long standing member of the Team and manages its financial affairs, including liaison with OSCAR (The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator).
Laura Alexander is currently the coordinator of our monthly training diary as well as our Summer and Winter training weekends.
Malcolm Auchie is a Paramedic and currently our Medical Officer. He liaises closely with the Training Officer in order to deliver a high standard of casualty care training to all Team Members. He also oversees the provision of appropriate equipment for casualty care.
Stuart McNeish is the equipment officer and responsible for ensuring the Team is properly equipped at all times and in all weather conditions.