Mountain rescue team reflects on a busy year

Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue team issue aroiund 8th Feb 1995.
Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue team issue aroiund 8th Feb 1995.

The Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team, top picture, was looking back on one of the busiest years in its history in February 1995.

There were 23 call-outs to incidents, ranging from a French tourist being stranded on the Eildons, to a missing child being found safe and well in the woods outside Hawick. The Borders’ fourth emergency service is still based at the Argus Centre, Goslawdales, Selkirk.

Six new police landrovers at Floors Castle, issue around 11th Feb 1995.

Six new police landrovers at Floors Castle, issue around 11th Feb 1995.

Also in 1995, Borders police officers were at Floors Castle to show off a fleet of new Land Rovers. It was hoped that the six vehicles, which were to be deployed throughout the region, would help the force cope with adverse weather conditions.