50 years of MOFFAT Mountain Rescue Team.

MOFFAT Mountain Rescue Team 50 years young.

Taken from Moffat MRT Facebook page.

“50 Years ago this weekend Hugh Sinclair called a meeting in Moffat after a death in the Grey Mares Tail. Moffat Hill Rescue Service was born and today the team is still going strong


Scottish Mountain Rescue

Dumfries Galloway Police Division

Dumfries and Galloway! Whats Going on ?”

Moffat Mountain Rescue Team PhotographMoffat Mountain Rescue Team has been coming to the aid of walkers, climbers and members of the local community, from toddlers to the elderly since 1969.

The team primarily covers the eastern area Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland, a large rural area which offers a wide variety of recreational fun and attracts outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and level of ability.

The Team is a registered Scottish charity (No.SCO07510). We continue to rely on the generosity of individuals and companies to maintain our equipment and fund training. If you would like to make a donation to the team, please go to the donation page.

Explore our website to find out more about the team, from its history, to our members, to what we do, how we train and how we are funded.


It is a common misconception that the team only covers Moffat hills and local area.

In fact Moffat Mountain Rescue provides rescue cover across the Eastern area of Dumfries and Galloway in South West Scotland, an area of approx 400 kilometres square.

This area covers a wide variety of historical and recreational areas including The Moffat and Lowther hills, Criffel, Ae and Mabie Forests; as well as covering the local communities of Moffat to Gretna, Langholm to Sanquhar, and including Dumfries, Lockerbie, Annan, and all of the communities in between.

The Team can also be called to assist neighbouring teams in the surrounding area, including Galloway and Cumbria.

I have so many great memories of working with this team over tge years. They typify what Mountain Rescue is about to me. Local folk helping others in the hills, wild places in floods and snow. They are always helping others and are part of a great tradition of volunteering !

We must never forget the huge support of the teams families over the Teams history. Without family support the team could not operate.

How many loved ones sat and waited for their

ones through long call outs.

Thank you all for all your help over the years. Here is to the next 50 stay safe!

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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