Bramble Cottage, Dalry, Castle Douglas, Scotland, DG7 3UT, GB
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Galloway Mountain Rescue Team

36 Queen Elizabeth Drive
Castle Douglas
Castle Douglas
Dumfries and Galloway

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The Galloway Hill Search and Rescue Group was founded in 1975 by a group of local volunteers and is based in Newton Stewart, south-west Scotland. In June 1983, the Group was affiliated to the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland and the name changed to the - Galloway Mountain Rescue Team. The Team provides search and rescue assistance to the public in an area covering over 130 km (80 miles) from Stranraer in the west to Dumfries in the east, and 70 kms (40 miles) from the Solway Coast to the South Ayrshire Hills. This area includes the Galloway Forest Park which attracts many visitors to its beautiful scenery and outdoor recreational amenities including hillwalking, mountain biking, fishing, game sports and orienteering. Nearly 80 miles of the popular long distance footpath - The Southern Upland Way - from Cockburnspath on the east coast of Scotland to Portpatrick on the west, runs through the Galloway area. The GMRT, which consists entirely of volunteers, is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to emergencies at the request of the Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary. The Team does not restrict itself to the remote hill regions but responds to incidents in low level, farming, coastal or urban areas - wherever the Team is needed.