Skye Mountain Rescue
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 and Trotternish Ridge area 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.
What We Do…
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 bases, one in Glenbrittle and another at Sligachan which were built with the generous help of the Campbell family and St. John Scotland. We often work with other emergency services such as Police Scotland, the RNLI , Scottish Ambulance Service and HM Coastguard.
Why We Do It…
Skye MRT is a voluntary organisation and members do not receive financial reward for attending incidents, doing so entirely in their own time with the kind understanding of employers. We are all keen outdoor enthusiasts who understand that no matter how fit, experienced or well-equipped you are, things can always go wrong.
How You Can Help Us …
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 such as Scottish Mountain Rescue and St John Scotland. In recent years the team has received some basic support from the Scottish Government both financially and with equipment such as new radios.
Our volunteers are ready for action 24:7:365 and respond to call-outs from all parts of the Isle of Skye. The team has a wide range of occupations and we are grateful to our employers for their co-operation in letting members attend incidents. Many are also self employed.
Two people cragfast at the Quiraing
About 1510 hrs on Sunday 20 September, Skye MRT responded to two people who were reported as being cragfast near the Needle at the Quiraing, Trotternish. The people were rescued by the MRT personnel.
Lost walker, Quiraing
On the afternoon of Sunday 13 September 2020, 8 members of Skye Mountain Rescue Team were engaged on a search at the Quiraing for a walker who was lost in the mist. Weather conditions were taxing with extremely heavy rain and strong winds. The walker was located at Sgurr Mòr and assisted off the hill. […]