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Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) grant: FOI release

Published: 23 Oct 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
23 Oct 2019
Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) grant: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/201900004952
Date received: 5 Oct 2019
Date responded: 22 Oct 2019
Information requested

You asked the following questions:-

a) Whether the Scottish Government is still funding Mountain Rescue teams in Scotland in 2019, whether it plans to continue and how much the funding is.

b) How much each of the following mountain rescue teams received in 2017 and 2018:

1 Killin Mountain rescue team
2 Ochills Mountain rescue team
3 Lomond Mountain rescue team.

Response

The information you requested is provided below:

a) Scottish Government provided Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) a grant of £312,000 for the financial year 2019/20 for the established volunteer mountain rescue teams who deploy on behalf of Police Scotland. This grant is very likely to continue in future years.

b) The mountain rescue teams you listed received the amounts shown in the table below, for the years requested:

Team 2017/18 2018/19
Killin £12,870 £13,454
Ochills £11,588 £11,228
Lomond £12,518 £12,995

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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