Welcome to the Border Search & Rescue Unit
Who are We?
Border SAR is the Mountain Rescue Team that covers the south-east of Scotland, including the Lammermuir and Cheviot hill ranges. All members of the team are volunteers who are on call 24/7/365 to provide an essential emergency service, not just to hillwalkers, but to the whole community through the wide range of incidents we attend.
You can find out more about the team by exploring the website or catching up with us at any of the regular appearances we make at ride-outs, farmers' markets etc.
Remember that BorderSAR rely heavily on public donations to exist. There are many ways you can help us: donate money, arrange sponsored events, participate in the annual sponsored walk in the Autumn, etc. If you would like to know more, simply contact us - we are always happy to hear from our supporters.
BSARU was the first established Search and Rescue organisation in the south of Scotland or the north-east of England. We were officially set up in 1963, and last year, celebrated 50 years of continual voluntary service. We visited several local schools and attended events over the course of the year, receiving support for our essential work from many places.
Join us for our annual sponsored walk. This year, we'll be taking to the hills around Hownam.
INformation and online registration can be found here.
Buy some mountain spirit!
Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky is supporting Scottish Mountain Rescue by donating 15p for every bottle purchased. Go to www.isleofskyewhisky.com/ for more information and your bottle of mountain spirit.
Fund Raiser for Ex-Kelso Laddies
The Ex-Kelso Laddies' Sponsored Walk is on Sunday 24th August
It's approximately 15 miles, following the route of the Stichill, Hume and Ednam rides.
This year they are raising funds to be split equally between the Ex-Kelso Laddies' Club and Border Search & Rescue Team. The Ex-Laddies' share will then be donated to local charities and good causes. Borders Search & Rescue will retain their share for the running costs required to maintain and replace existing equipment or buy new.
The walk leaves Kelso Square at 8.00am on Sunday 24 August 2014 and it is intended to reach Ednam by around 1.00pm.
Ednam Village Hall will be open from 1.00pm to 6.00pm to have some entertainment after the walk.
Download the sponsorship form here.
For more information, contact Colin Dumma, President of Ex-laddies' by Friday 12 September 2014. Colin can be contacted at 13 Sprouston Road, Kelso. TD5 8EU or by mobile on 07772862544 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org