Training in winter


Skye Mountain Rescue Team
c/o Portree Police Station
Somerled Square
Isle Of Skye
IV51 9EH


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Training in winter

Welcome to the Skye Mountain Rescue Team website. We are a group of 35 volunteers who provide assistance to walkers and climbers on the Isle of Skye on the west coast of Scotland.

Our area of operations is mainly in the Cuillin mountains of Skye but we also assist the police and coastguard in searches along the Skye coast or other parts of the island. Also occasionally we are asked to assist other mountain rescue teams on the Scottish mainland.

When someone is in trouble on the hills in our area, the police are called and if it requires a mountain rescue callout, we are alerted by telephone to meet at a specific point. The team is fortunate to have two purpose built huts, one in Glenbrittle and another at Sligachan which were built with the generous help of St. John Scotland.

Practising stretcher work with a new casualty bag

The Skye Mountain Rescue Team is a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SCIO (SC038386). Our work is supported financially by a mixture of public donations, grant aid and support from other charities. In recent years the team has received some basic support from the Scottish Government both financially and with equipment such as new radios.

However we still rely heavily on fundraising to equip and run our team. We receive some grant aid from the Scottish Mountain Rescue towards training costs, but otherwise we rely on charitable donations and fundraising.

If you would like more information about the voluntary work of the Skye mountain Rescue Team or would like to give some support by making a donation please contact Neil Urquhart, the Team Leader at the address opposite.

Skye MRT are solely a rescue organisation. Sorry but we do not reply to enquiries about tourist information, the weather forecast, climbing conditions and route advice. There are numerous web-sites for tourists, walkers & climbers, weather forecasts, and local conditions blogs.

Vertical stretcher lower on the Kilt Rock

Practising stretcher lowers on the Kilt Rock of north Skye.