Members of the Borders Search and Rescue Unit, based in Kelso, attended the firm of Game and Country, Selkirk, to receive two XP38 Thermal imaging units as a result of a donation received from the Southern Uplands Moorland Group.
The Southern Uplands Moorland Group have throughout the year donated to a number of local Charities and good causes, funding that is raised at their annual charity clay shoot. A spokesman for the group Mr Craig Dickman, Headkeeper on the Burncastle Estate, said ‘we are delighted to be able to provide donations throughout our area, and in particular to Border Search & Rescue who provide an essential service not only to the 1000’s of visitors who come to visit the Scottish Borders each year, but also the many rural workers who work in very remote places. Particular thanks got to Mr Richard Mcgill, Owner of Game and Country, Selkirk, who arranged for a very generous discount on the Thermal Units.
Grant Rawlinson, Team member BSARU, commented ‘this is a fantastic donation, allowing us to greatly increase our ability to find potential casualties in some of the most remote areas that we serve, it will be a real game changer and thank the Southern Upland Moorland group and Game and Country for this incredible donation’
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Richard Mcgill(Game and Country)