Jake bows out after 42 years

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One of the longest serving members of Arran Mountain Rescue Team (MRT), Jake Kerr, is retiring from the team after volunteering for an incredible 42 years.

Jake, who lives in Brodick, joined Arran MRT in his late teens and has been a volunteer ever since, giving up his time freely whenever called upon, assisting in countless callouts with the same cheeriness.

A spokeswoman for the team said: ‘A massive thank you to Jake and family from all the team. We will all miss you but enjoy your well-deserved retirement.What an incredibly selfless gesture – 42 years volunteering to help keep our hills safe.

‘Please remember to be well prepared if you are heading out on the Arran hills folks to make life easier for Arran Mountain Rescue Team.’

Jake in the early days of volunteering with Arran MRT.


Jake in the early days of volunteering with Arran MRT. NO_B46kerr01

Jake on his last exercise with the team at the start of the month. NO_B46kerr02