Sunday, 8 February 2015

Coastguards Pass the Test

The Kilchoan Coastguard team were out training again today, in rather more appropriate weather.  It's been hard work for two days but there were smiling faces all round at the end of it - they've passed their cliff rescue assessment.  Well done the team, and many thanks to trainer Robbie Robertson, in the white helmet, from those of us who are most likely to be rescued.


  1. I would just like to say a really big thank you to the Kilchoan Coastguard team for all their hard work, time and effort. Rope rescue is an extremely technical skill using state of the art equipment. The training required is demanding to say the least. This is a testament to the team which will make them one of the few qualified teams on the West Coast. It is good to know that when I leave later this year that they will continue to offer a totally professional service to anyone who needs help whether it be on the coast or on the hill. Well done. Phil (the boss) Wren

  2. As somebody going in to their dotage and raised in this area I only ever remember a dog & a ewe going over a cliff, not at the same time, & the local coastguard done their stuff, including the Bumble, Donald MacDiarmid and the DL,.& Alaisdair MacPhail was in charge. Or I may be wrong here, received their 25 year service medal for their efforts. Which were wide & varied.
    A vital service continued, well done all of you.