Team take over reins at mountain rescue
The ownership of Lomond’s Mountain Rescue base has been handed over to the team.
Charity St John Scotland who have funded and operated the base, have now transferred the ownership to local workers.
St John Scotland is the biggest contributor to Scottish Mountain Rescue teams and has provided bases for 14 teams across.
The Lomond base in Drymen, is the sixth base of 13 to be gifted from St John Scotland to the team itself.
David Dodson, team leader commented: “Lomond Mountain RescueTeam and Scottish Mountain Rescue in general, are very grateful for the continuing, extensive support of St John Scotland.
“In funding the building of this facility and now transferring ownership to us has been and continues to be, a significant step forward in allowing us to operate and provide as professional a rescue service that we can.”
The Lomond Mountain RescueTeam cover one thousand square miles of geographically diverse terrain, largely within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
A spokesperson for St John Scotland said:“We are delighted to be able to gift the Lomond base to the team. However, this will not be the end of our relationship and we look forward to maintaining and strengthening our existing links with the team.”
Moving forward, the base will be known as Lomond Mountain Rescue Team, St John Base.
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