Team take over reins at moun­tain res­cue

Lennox Herald - - THE BIG BREAKFAST - Linzi Wat­son

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.

Life­savers Lomond Res­cue base is handed to the lo­cal team 280115MOUNTAIN_RESCUE_TEAM_002

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