Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue

Saving lives for over 50 years

Preparing for the Outdoors

Before venturing out on any outdoors activity, always check the weather forcast before you leave, ensure you have a map and compass and know how to use them.

The Mountain Weather Information Service provides regularly updated and detailed forecasts for all upland areas in Scotland. To help you be prepared, the latest forecast covers the Southern Uplands.

In Case of Emergency

If you require the assistance of any Mountain Rescue Team within the UK, please dial 999 and ask for the Police who will coordinate with the required personnel. Have a grid reference or position ready if you know it but don’t guess.

FUNDING

The team is a charity and has to raise most of the funds it requires itself. It currently takes about £30,000 to cover the team’s operating expenses for one year. Over the last six years, Mountain Rescue Teams across Scotland have received some support from the Scottish Government, although this in not sufficient to cover all of the expenses of running the team and is not guaranteed for the future.

Donate

Gifts In wills

Gifts in wills can help kit out our volunteers with everything from winter gloves to jackets so that they are prepared for rescues in all conditions and all weathers.

The team is a charity and has to raise most of the funds it requires itself. It currently takes about £30,000 to cover the team’s operating expenses for one year. Over the last six years, Mountain Rescue Teams across Scotland have received some support from the Scottish Government, although this in not sufficient to cover all of the expenses of running the team and is not guaranteed for the future.

Any gift however big or small can really make a difference, you can make a contribution by leaving as little as 1% of your estate to Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue. Please download our guide on what a gift is and how it can help our team. Thank you.

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Get in touch

We aren't currently recruiting for new team members at present. Please follow us on our Facebook page as when we do open up recuitment, we will announce it there.

Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team
St John Base
High Street
Melrose
TD6 9RY