Join the Team

How to Join BSARU

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We are always on the lookout for new members. To be eligible, you must live somewhere in our area and be a keen hillwalker or mountaineer with quality experience of the local hills. Excellent navigational skills are essential; specialist skills in areas such as searching, winter skills, first aid, communications and driving are all taught throughout a probationary period which normally takes around 12-13 months to complete.

If you would like to join the team, you can apply by downloading and sending us this application form, or if you would like more information or wish to discuss your interest informally then please get in touch using the "Contact Us" form below.

We have regular Recruitment Days for prospective probationers, where applicants can spend some time on the hill with team members, we can all get to know each other, and you can discuss any questions you may have on an informal basis before committing to becoming a probationer. The next Recruitment Day will be Spring 2020, and will be announced here when a date is set. 

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Secretary - Border SAR
7 St Germains House
East Lothian
EH32 0PQ


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