The Galloway Mountain Rescue Team have just taken delivery of their brand team vehicle at its new base in Castle Douglas.
The £40,000 rescue vehicle was partly funded by St John Scotland, and an anonymous donation. Lori Carnochan reports.
Galloway Mountain Rescue Team have just been handed their brand new rescue vehicle.
The forty thousand pounds, high-tech, four-by-four converts into an ambulance in less than one minute. It will be housed at Castle Douglas Fire Station, allowing for a quick and comprehensive response to any emergencies.
The brand new VW Transporter 4-Motion 4x4 Ambulance was funded by a generous £20,000 anonymous donation with the remainder being funded by St. John Scotland.
The new seven-seater rescue vehicle has the capability of converting into an ambulance in under one minute. Any casualty can then be either treated at the scene or taken straight to hospital.
The 4x4 is fitted with the latest search and rescue technology including spot lights and a re-enforced chassis.
Castle Douglas Fire Station will house the vehicle, having moved from the Police Station.
The Galloway Mountain Rescue Team have been handed their brand new rescue vehicle.
The 4x4 is filled with high-tech equipment and can be turned into an ambulance in less than one minute.
An anonymous donation of £20,000 was given to the team, and the Order of St John Scotland funded the remaining £20,000.
Rescuers in the Lake District have been learning how to deal with a serious mountain biking accident.
A major exercise has been taking place near Ambleside, involving British Cycling, mountain rescue teams and an RAF search and rescue helicopter.
A 61 year old man's being treated in hospital after being rescued from the River Nith in Dumfries.The man was spotted at around 5:30pm yesterday near to the Whitesands. Dumfries fire and rescue officers managed to pull him from the river.
He was treated at the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.
Police aren't treating it as suspicious but would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the incident.
Two men had to be rescued from a Lake District ravine after getting into difficulties on the Wasdale Screes.
The North West Air Ambulance were called out to the walkers in Great Gully, and 19 members of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were sent to help with the rescue on Tuesday afternoon.
The Air Ambulance team spotted the casualties on the crags, and the mountain rescue were then able to make their way down the steep ravine using a fixed rope system.
One of the men was found to have an injured wrist, and he was winched up the crag.
The other man was uninjured and was roped to safety.
Two women have been rescued from Scafell Pike in Cumbria after they became separated from their walking group.
A married couple were walking up the mountain with their sister and two sons when the group split into two at around 5pm last night (15th July).
The husband and two sons headed for the summit via Mickledore whilst the wife and sister, decided to take the easier route to the summit via Lingmell Col.
The ladies then failed to appear at the summit and a call was made from the husband to the emergency services at 10.30pm.
The missing pair were then contacted via a team leader at Wasdale Mountain Rescue and it was found that they were fit and well.
The decision was then made to wait until morning before calling out the recue team as the ladies could not give sufficient information for the rescuers to locate them.
The two ladies were then found on the southern slopes of Slight Side at 8.45am this morning (16th July).
The couple had reached the summit but then made a navigational error and walked down into Eskdale, before stopping when they reached steep ground.
Both ladies were uninjured.
Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team would like to remind people to take sufficient clothing, equipment and food for emergency situations and also advise people to keep together, especially in groups with limited navigation skills.
The girl was treated by a doctor from the Pride of Cumbria Air Ambulance and then flown down the fell to a waiting ambulance.
Her condition is said to be stable.