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Scottish Cave Rescue Organisation


An integral part of SCRO training are joint exercises with the Mountain Rescue Teams covering the major caving areas of Scotland, namely Assynt, Appin, Perthshire, Skye, Applecross and Durness. As well as an annual exercise with Assynt MRT there is usually at least one more annual exercise in a different area with a different rescue team. In recent years we have taken part in joint exercises with Tayside, Arrochar, Tweed Valley and Oban Mountain Rescue Teams, and with Durness Coastguard. In addition, training has included safety briefings, winch practice and airlifts of equipment and personnel with both Lossiemouth RAF Sea King and Stornoway Coast Guard Sikorsky S61 helicopters.

To ensure SCRO keeps up to date with current best practice in cave rescue procedures and equipment, we have maintained membership of the British Cave Rescue Council since 1969. Search and Rescue activities are administered independently in Scotland and SCRO is a full member team of Mountain Rescue Scotland.

Scottish Cave Rescue Organisation is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation register number SC002433