Who they are….

Skye Mountain Rescue Team is a group of 35 volunteers who provide assistance to walkers and climbers on the Isle of Skye on the west coast of Scotland.

Their area of operations is mainly in the Cuillin mountains and Trotternish Ridge area of Skye but they also assist the police and coastguard in searches along the Skye coast or other parts of the island. Also occasionally they are asked to assist other mountain rescue teams on the Scottish mainland.

What they Do…

When someone is in trouble on the hills in our area, the police are called and if it requires a mountain rescue callout, they 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. They often work with other emergency services such as Police Scotland, the RNLI, Scottish Ambulance Service and HM Coastguard.

Why they 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. They 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…

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.

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26 years ago a group of people, mostly from hard pressed areas of Glasgow and from Govan especially, started the GalGael Trust. 

The Gal in Gaelic is the stranger, the foreigner, and the Gael are the heartland people. There's a bit of both in most of us, and so we say we're all Jock Tamson's bairns. We bonded as engineers of a kind, building boats, milling our own timber, working wood, stone and metal. 

Today our participants come from many walks of life and most have struggled with multiple issues in life, whether disabilities, addictions, mental health homelessness, long term unemployment and often several of these. 

GalGael rekindles community mainly through people working together on our training courses, using their hands and learning practical skills. Often their trainers have been old school engineers from the shipyards. 

We would deeply appreciate your help to keep our show on the road and our boats in the water. 

Thank you so much, 

Gehan MacLeod (Co-founder) & Alastair McIntosh (Trustee).

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