St John Scotland will officially transfer ownership of two Mountain Rescue bases on Skye to the team.
The Skye bases, in Glenbrittle and Sligachan, are the eight and ninth bases of thirteen to be gifted from St John Scotland to the teams themselves. The cost of these bases has now topped £2 million and, until now, were provided to the teams under licence and rent free.
Gerry Akroyd MBE, Skye Mountain Rescue Team Leader, said: “Without the help of St John Scotland, we would never have been able to fund the two bases on Skye, plus the two vehicles which they have also provided. It has all made our life a lost easier on rescues and training.”
Angus Loudon, Executive Director of St John Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be able to gift the two bases on Skye to the team. However, this will not be the end of our relationship and we look forward to maintaining and strengthening our existing links with the team.”
Moving forward, St John Scotland will maintain a close relationship with the Skye Mountain Rescue team and upon their transfer, the bases will each be known as the "St John Base."