Operating from the Rescue Centre in Glencoe village, Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team is one of the busiest and the longest established team in Scotland. With typically 60-70 call-outs every year, Glencoe MRT cover a wide geographical area from Rannoch Moor, to the Etive hills, to the Mamores and over into Morven and Ardnamurchan.
The team is made up of dedicated and highly experienced but unpaid volunteers who operate 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, in what are at times extremely harsh and unforgiving conditions.
Despite the fact that the team members are unpaid volunteers, it still costs tens of thousands of pounds every year for the team to operate. A very small part of this funding comes from the Scottish Executive.
However the bulk of the funding comes from fundraising and donations. The running costs of the team run to tens of thousands of pounds each year, and without these donations the team simply would be unable to operate at the current level.
Donations provide the necessary funds for Scotland’s Mountain Rescue Teams.
Clachaig Inn has for decades been associated with Scottish mountaineering and the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team. Indeed, the team was formed by Hamish MacInnes at a meeting in the bar at Clachaig in 1962. And over the years since, Clachaig management and staff have contributed to the numbers in the team, from Rory MacDonald through to Ed Daynes, one of the current directors.
To help Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team with their fundraising, Clachaig has now set up a scheme whereby you can donate to team funds without it costing you a single penny. Sign up with easyfundraising or go here for more details.
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