For Mountain Rescue call 999 ask for 'Police' then 'Mountain Rescue'

What we do

We are a charitable Search and Rescue organisation (SCO 24517).

Our purpose is to locate and recover people who have found themselves in difficult situations in the outdoors.

If you need us

Call 999 and ask for Police and then Mountain Rescue.

We will respond to your call for help any time and in any weather conditions.  We don’t charge for our services.

Resources

We are a Team of 35 mountaineers with specialist training.

We make use of specialist helicopters and search dogs where necessary and our running costs are supported by donations and fundraising.

Community

We are keen to raise awareness about how to enjoy the outdoors as safely as possible.

Community groups are welcome to visit us and we provide first aid cover to a number of outdoor events.

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🏔️A Very Successful Weekend🏔️This weekend Ochils Donald, Mark, Willie, Laura and Neil undertook their Scottish Mountain Rescue remote rescue medial technician assessments. This involves an intensive two day training and assessment in trauma and medial conditions. A huge well done to all for successfully passing this advanced medical qualification.A huge thank you goes to Ochils Kirsty, Kev, Mark and Colin for being mock casualties and Ochils paramedic Malcom and Dr Neil, Dr Mary and Dr Simon for assessing the candidates from MR teams across Scotland.South of the border in the Northumberland National Park our team SARDA Southern Scotland search dog Evie was also under assessment to regrade at Advanced Mountain Rescue Dog grade with her handler Ochils Ross while trainee search dog Caoimhe undertook their trainee grade 2 assessment with her handler Ochils Susie.Both dog passed their assessments with flying colours, well done all. 🐾As the medical assessment was drawing to a close the team was called out by Police Scotland to assist the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Scottish Ambulance Service with a stuck climber in the Rosyth area. Thankfully the team was stood down on route as the Fire service rope rescue team were able to assist the casualty.Team members devote a huge amount of time to mountain rescue in addition to normal team training and callouts. Well done all#anydayanyhouranyweather #workingtogether #ScottishMR 📷 Scottish Mountain Rescue ... See MoreSee Less
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👏 A Huge Thank You 👏Ochils MRT are committed to respond to call outs, any hour, any day, any weather. To ensure we’re capable, OMRT train regularly to keep our skills current and kit ready for the inevitable.Yesterday, we were in the Ochils carrying out offroad 4x4 training. The team soon encountered some very poor under wheel conditions, resulting in one of our Landrovers (Landys') sliding off road. While all persons walked away uninjured, the team vehicle required assistance to be moved safely.The Landy was secured using ground anchors and ropes, emptied of equipment and the recovery plan instigated. We spoke to John of ‘Piper 1 Recovery’ who contacted George from GEMM 4x4 in Larbert. George has supported the team, maintaining our vehicles in the past and is an expert in off-road recovery. George was keen to help and quickly mobilised two recovery vehicles. This was welcome news, as our team vehicles are critical to OMRT’s operation. After a recce and risk assessment, George and Bobby began the recovery. The poor weather conditions continued as Gemm 4x4’s two Landrovers successfully extracted the vehicle supported by Kev (one of OMRT Incident Managers). Supporting our community is at the heart of Ochils MRT’s values. It wouldn’t be possible to deliver this, without support from our community and local business’.We would like to thank Gemm 4x4 and Piper 1 recovery for their immediate response and the incredible skills of George and Bobby in recovering the vehicle.‘Landy Two’ has now been washed, checked over and readied for operations again. If you need assistance in the hills remember dial 999 ask for POLICE then MOUNTAIN RESCUE#workingtogether#scottishMR ... See MoreSee Less
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❌ Callout 06/02/24 ❌We were called out this afternoon to assist colleagues Police Scotland Tayside MRT and Tayside Mountain Rescue Team with a hill walker who had suffered a leg injury. The casualty was packaged and stretchered to our Land Rover and onto the ambulance.We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.#anydayanyhouranyweather #workingtogether #ScottishMR ... See MoreSee Less
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Ochils Mountain Rescue Team available 365 Days of the Year

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We are proudly sponsored by the following organisations
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