£1500 Donation Presented to Moffat Mountain Rescue

Moffat Mountain Rescue Team received a donation of £1500 from the “Making a Difference Locally” charity that operates throughout all Nisa independent stores across the UK. George McCall from Dumfries nominated the team for the award and was successful in his application to the charitable fund.


George and Callum McCall recently presented the cheque to Joe Burns and Colin Mitchell from Moffat Mountain Rescue Team along with the teams’ main off road Landrover vehicle.


The money will be put towards the future refurbishment of the teams landrover which has given great service to the team and now needs a refit help it respond to local rescues off road supporting mountain rescues and community resilience work for many years to come.




Moffat Mountain Rescue team was formed in 1969 and is available 7 days a week 24 hours a day to assist persons in distress or lost in rural areas, whether in lowland or mountainous terrain. The team covers the Eastern side of Dumfries and Galloway and South Lanarkshire and on occasions helps further afield in support of other mountain rescue teams.


The team is completely made of up volunteers who are available day and night to respond to calls as the need arises. Apart from some money provided by the Scottish Government and some equipment provided by the St John Scotland, the team is completely reliant on the generosity of the general public to fund the team. It costs around £30,000 per annum to keep the team operational. This money pays to upkeep the team’s base at Moffat, ensure three vehicles are on the road and pay for lifesaving first aid, communication and technical equipment.


More information can be obtained via the team’s website www.moffatmrt,org.uk