Team Member Training

Scottish Mountain Rescue Training

Within Scottish Mountain Rescue we deliver a variety of courses tailored specifically to rescue.  We believe that the expert knowledge required for the unique challenge of rescuing on Scottish mountains is within Scottish Mountain Rescue itself. We look outside our organisation to confirm good practice by inviting external experts to our courses and engaging in international exchanges.

Our courses are designed by small technical sub groups, delivered by a wide variety of team members and shaped through feedback by course participants: the courses are a product of Scottish Mountain Rescue.  We ensure that the information delivered on our courses is supported by the good governance of broad research and knowledge.


Who can attend these courses?

Members of any Mountain Rescue Team in Scotland are welcome free of charge on courses organised by SMR.

We welcome small numbers of Mountain Rescue Team members from outside Scotland to our courses at a cost. Please contact to discuss this further.

If you are a member of a team outside Scotland we will ask to see evidence of insurance appropriate to the course you wish to attend.




SMR has issued documentation related to privacy of personal data for all areas of our business activity. There are specific documents relating to the delivery of training courses and how we will handle any and all personal data that comes in to our possession due to delivery of courses. This paperwork can be viewed at    training specific paperwork is linked toward the bottom of the page.


Scottish Mountain Rescue, formerly known as The Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland, is a registered Scottish Charity – number SC045003