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.