Isles MP visits new Hebridean Mountain Rescue base

Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus MacNeil was delighted to meet with Hebrides Mountain Rescue Team in Stornoway on Thursday and visit the new purpose-built base centre.

The team undertake training once a month and told Mr MacNeil about the recent advances in equipment including training for the future use of drones in search operations.
During his trip to the station, which will be opened officially today (Friday), Angus tried out equipment that allows the team to identify signs of life in the dark or difficult scenarios.

Mr MacNeil said: “It was great to see the new Hebrides Mountain Rescue Base in Stornoway. The team do invaluable work voluntarily to support emergency services right across the Western Isles. Thanks very much to Charlie and Robert for giving me a tour of the new base.”

Robert Sinclair and Charlie Greenwood from Hebrides Mountain Rescue Team with Angus MacNeil MP