Teams are made up of committed mountaineers and hill walkers who live in the local area and who know their hills extremely well. The general field of search and rescue includes many specialty sub-fields, typically determined by the type of terrain the search is conducted over. Continue to use the site as normal if you're happy with this, or, Learn mountaineering skills necessary to judge potential hazard; know what lies ahead through map reading, assessing changes in the weather and assessing avalanche risk, Judge how your companions are coping and know when the best decision is to turn back, Use local knowledge, guidebooks, reports and maps to glean as much information as possible about your intended route - including escape routes and river crossings, and areas of avalanche activity, Learn the skills of self-rescue: mountain First Aid, improvised carries, security on difficult or complicated ground, rope techniques and evacuation from crags, Carry the appropriate equipment and clothing that would help you survive the severest conditions and know how to use it. The mountain rescue service should never be viewed as a free ticket off the hill. 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"Stuart played a huge part in the formation of the team in 1998 and has remained a team member throughout, having served in many roles including chairman, secretary and callout organiser and had numerous search dogs throughout his time. Website of Lowland Rescue the governing body for inland Search & Rescue in the UK and offshore islands. The team work together on the River Clyde, training most days & are now being tasked to search in various incidents. Iain and Barra are fully qualified as Human Remains Detection Dog & Handler - Land, Shoreline & Submerged. In Scotland we are fortunate to have 27 volunteer mountain rescue teams (including cave rescue), with over 1000 volunteers, plus an additional three Police teams and one RAF team. Search & Rescue (coastguard and lifeboat) What is it: Locations of coastguard stations, lifeboat stations and Search and Rescue (SAR) facilities providing services covering Scottish waters. "Stuart would always come down to the Clutha with the dogs for different presentations and on the anniversary of the crash. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). The Clutha disaster claimed the lives of the helicopter pilot, his two crew members and seven customers in the pub in November 2013. If you are the site owner, please renew your premium subscription or contact support. Stuart Ballantyne, 60, passed away on Monday night after contracting Covid-19. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. Please feel free to get in touch if you feel we can be of any assistance to you. If, however, you do require the assistance of mountain rescue, these pages give very useful advice: For you, self-reliance means being able to cope with most eventualities that may befall you on the hill. Search & Rescue Dog Association (Scotland). Indicative locations of maritime search and rescue (SAR) equipment around, and adjacent to, Scotland. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. K9 Search and Recovery Scotland has been developed by Iain Marshall. Includes information on maritime SAR helicopters (excluding air ambulances), emergency towing vessels, lifeboats, and coastguard rescue teams/equipment (excludes mountain rescue). The teams offer a world class, voluntary search and rescue service that is available any hour, any day and any weather. Base WMS Address: http://msmap1.atkinsgeospatial.com/geoserver/ows/nmp?