HebMRT operates throughout the whole of the Outer Hebrides, ranging from Barra in the south, to Lewis in the north. The team is based in the town of Stornoway on Lewis, providing immediate access to the hills of Harris and Lewis.
The team is made up of 25 volunteers, who give up their time to train and help those in need in urban, hill and moorland environments. Team members are trained in basic mountain skills, search techniques, communications, first aid, rope access and off-road and ATV driving.
We are currently renting premises, and while we are grateful to have it, it is not fit for purpose as a mountain rescue base. The lack of heating and running water makes it difficult to clean and maintain equipment. Our new base will provide a purpose built space, that is designed specifically as a training facility and for equipment and vehicle storage. This will help improve the development of team members core skills as well as reducing the team’s response time for call outs. This asset will greatly improve the service the team can provide to the local community and its visitors.
Thank you for your interest and support, we are excited to be able to take this step, in what will be a historic moment for the team.