Trossachs Search and Rescue Team

Scottish Charity No SC028266

Welcome - we do hope you enjoy reading about the work that our members carry out in support of the local communities from Strathblane to Strathyre as well as the operational support we provide to the professional emergency services, primarily the Scottish Ambulance Service and Scottish Fire & Rescue Service.

The dedication of our members - all unpaid volunteers, and the practical support we get from the above mentioned services and from other charitable bodies such as the British Heart Foundation and our sponsors such as WAGG Foods enables us to deliver services for the benefit of communities and individuals across the country.

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  • Scottish Charity Air Ambulance 500th Mission

    Congratulations to Helimed 76 - The Scottish Charity Ambulance for attending your 500th mission. We were delighted to have been invited to attend Perth Airport to celebrate with you and the other services you work so closely with - not just delivering your vital emergency service but in the community also.

  • USAR Dog Glen

    10th October 2014. Sadly, we have to report that Glen passed away overnight. At 14yrs old, he had enjoyed a long and outstanding career as one of Scotland's few Urban SAR dogs.

    One of his very first incidents was the Stockline Factory collapse in Glasgow. He attended and identified the location of a casualty under rubble, as did dogs Fruin, Meg and Gigha - the only USAR dogs from across the UK that identified casualties under the rubble.

    His furthest trip was to South Uist to assist in searches for a missing man, but he also took part in searches for murder victims Jaooen Nelson at Hull and Suzanne Pilley at Arrochar.

    Glen's final incident was the Clutha disaster at Glasgow where a police helicopter crashed into a busy pub.

    In a strange twist of fate, Glen's litter sister Gwen also died the same evening.

  • Severe weather duties

    Trossachs SAR Team has been providing assistance to local communities and the emergency services on a 24hour basis since Sat 27 November by way of attending Grade A emergency calls for the Scottish Ambulance Service, assisting the police moving stranded vehicles, transporting medical staff and paramedics to work at hospitals and ambulance depots, providing Urban Search dogs for a major gas leak in Stirling and transporting patients to and from Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Our personnel have been directed to incidents across the whole central belt from Glasgow to the Lothian area, Fife and even to Crieff in Tayside - See Incidents page

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