Organisations with an interest in Mountain Safety
The following organisations all have an interest in the promotion of safe practice in the mountains:
The above links take you to more information about the aims of Mountain Training Scotland, details of entry-level courses, and the Mountain Training Association - an organisation for award holders and registrants in the award schemes.
This link goes to information about Mountain Rescue, its history in Scotland, and the importance of self-reliance in the mountains.
The Trust offers subsidised training courses, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.
The Scottish Mountain Safety Forum is an umbrella organisation concerning mountain safety in Scotland.
The emergencySMS service was originally designed to enable deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people in the UK send an SMS text message to the UK 999 service where it will be passed to the police, ambulance, fire rescue, or coastguard. Simply by sending an SMS message to 999 you can call for help and the emergency services will be able to reply to you. Follow the link for details of how to register your mobile phone.