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Arran Mountain Rescue team open base extension

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Chair of St John Scotland's Ayrshire and Arran committee with members of Arran MRT

Arran Mountain Rescue team have opened a new extension to their base, which was built with funding support from St John Scotland.

The extension will give the team a secure place to store all their vehicles and equipment, ready for fast deployment. The team also have plans to create a special drying room for their equipment and clothing after they've been called out to an emergency.

Last year, the team volunteered 1,400 hours during 32 callouts to help those in difficulty across the island. They help in searches for missing and vulnerable people, go to the aid of crag fast climbers, transport injured walkers safely off the hills, and assist other emergency services where required. With Arran home to the popular Goat Fell peak, the team are kept busy, attending seven callouts over the past two months alone.

The base extension was co-funded by St John Scotland and the Co-op Community Fund. St John Scotland is the largest charitable donor to Scottish Mountain Rescue teams, and our support has enabled 14 teams to build modern, fit-for-purpose bases over the past two decades.

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