We were very pleased to welcome Calum Kerr, our local MP onto Sunday's first aid exercise. He was blessed with good weather, some of the best hill country in the UK and team members keen to show their emergency rescue first aider skills. Here is what Calum had to say about his experience with us.
"As an MP, I don’t often get a chance to be reminded of my love of the outdoors, but I’ve been really fortunate to have the opportunity to engage with Border Search and Rescue Unit to help raise awareness of the work they do.
Yesterday I was out with them in the superb hills beyond Morebattle and Hownam — my Mum was born in Morebattle and I've so many happy childhood memories from the area.
As you can see — it was a quite an experience. I was also really struck by the professionalism of this team (all of whom are volunteers) and how well they prepare for the many different scenarios that they might encounter.
My late father Rob Kerr was involved with Border Search and Rescue some years ago, along with some of his great friends like Johnny Pearson, so I was particularly glad to get the opportunity to take part in their training.
Don’t worry though, I made it back in one piece!"
Here are some images of what Calum had to go through!