12 August 2009

Mountain Rescue

The VOSJ in Scotland provided a great boost to emergency care on the Isle of Arran. The beneficiary of the Order's support was the Arran Mountain Rescue Team, who were provided with a new base of operations built, in part, through donations from the VOSJ. Since the 1960s the team had been based in a hut behind the old Brodick Police station. Speaking on behalf of the the Scottish Priory, Sir James Stirling of Garden commented that "The Order of St John has supported Scottish mountain rescue teams for many years because we firmly believe that we must provide better accommodation for the brave volunteers who risk their lives in the cold and wet to save others." The team were very pleased with the new facilities that they had available for use.
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