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.
On Sunday 6 September 2020, 6 members of Skye Mountain Rescue Team were engaged on a search in the Coire Lagan area following reports of a sustained rockfall and shouts in the vicinity of the Great Stone Chute. After a thorough search with nothing found, the team was stood down.
Skye Mountain Rescue Team together with Portree, Dunvegan and Duntulm Coastguard Rescue Teams, Duty Officer S18C, Coastguard Helicopter R948 asked by Highland & Islands Police to assist Scottish Ambulance Service with fallen walker near the Quiraing on Skye. Casualty extracted by stretcher carry to landing site and transferred to hospital by R948.