Kelso company to the rescue

From left, Stuart Fuller-Shapcott, Border Search and Rescue Team deputy leader, and Land Rover sales executive David Miller
From left, Stuart Fuller-Shapcott, Border Search and Rescue Team deputy leader, and Land Rover sales executive David Miller

Border Search and Rescue Team has taken possession of a new Land Rover Defender, supplied by Kelso firm Lloyd Land Rover.

Fully kitted for off-road work, the Defender will make a massive contribution to the vital work of the team.

Land Rover sales executive David Miller told us: “We’re delighted to be able to provide this wonderful vehicle for use in the local area by the Border Search and Rescue Team.

“They give up countless hours of their free time to volunteer their skills and services to help our local community, so it’s only fitting they should have use of the best vehicle possible to aid their efforts.

“We wish them every success with the new Defender and look forward to hearing of its involvement on the local fells and mountains.”

Stuart Fuller-Shapcott, the team’s deputy leader and equipment officer, said: “The new Defender will be kitted out with the latest rescue equipment.

“It has room for a stretcher, in the rear, as well as sirens and mountain rescue radios, and full ambulance graphics on the exterior, so it combines the reliability and functionality that we need, as well as being instantly recognisable as an emergency vehicle.”

Mr Fuller-Shapcott added: “We’re delighted Lloyd Land Rover were able to provide the vehicle and kit it out. It’s a good partnership and will significantly improve the service we are able to offer.”