Kate Forbes MSP
“Great news from UHI earlier today, so I was pleased to table the following parliamentary motion in recognition of Dr Hamish MacInnes’ (pictured) sterling work:
That the Parliament congratulates Dr Hamish MacInnes OBE on being awarded the University of the Highlands and Islands
Chancellor’s Medal in recognition of his services to the development of mountaineering and mountain rescue; commends the “father of Scottish mountain rescue” for six decades of service following his pioneering mountain rescue; notes that Dr MacInnes designed the first all-metal ice axe in the late 1940s and the first folding stretcher in the early 1960s; further notes that during his mountaineering career.
He has contributed substantially to rescues, expeditions, guides, books and TV documentaries, and applauds the dedication and resilience of mountain rescue teams that devote their lives to making the Scottish mountains a safer place and ensuring those who are injured are evacuated as quickly as possible.”