About Handlers

Anyone interested in becoming a dog handler must satisfy the following criteria:

be able to demonstrate that they are active members of a mountain rescue team, which is recognised by The Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland, or have at least 2 years current or recent mountain rescue experience.

Have a favourable reference/recommendation, in writing, regarding their hill ability from their current or most recent mountain rescue team leader.

Navigation skills are important as well as being able to operate in absolutely all weathers at all times of the day or night all over Scotland sometimes very far away from home.