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Fictional Glentannoch MRT logo

Accession Number

1078.2013.1

Object Name

Fictional Glentannoch MRT logo

Created

25/04/2013

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

25/04/2013

Brief Description

Circular logo for Glentannoch Mountain rescue team used in BBC TV series 'Rockface'

Materials

rubber

Dimensions

diameter 38cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

Snow covered mountains in middle with "GLANTANNOCH MOUNTAIN RESCUE" around it.

Colour

white, blue, red, grey

Provenance

Glentannoch sits rather nicely alongside several other Scottish locations such as Brigadoon, Balamory and Glenbogle - the common denominator being that none of them actually exist, having been created for works of fiction in book, TV or film - sometimes all three!
The Glentannoch Mountain rescue team was the creation of BBC scriptwriters when they were working on a drama series back in 2001/2 which was called ROCKFACE. The BBC had this to say about it as it was about to go on air in 2003:-

"Set in the fictitious town of Glentannoch in the Highlands, Rockface tells energetic stories packed with action and adventure in life or death situations. It is about the characters -characters who entertain, amuse, fascinate and perplex. Volunteers who risk their own lives to save others and who, once their struggles on the hill have ceased, have their own problems to deal with.
Rockface is about teamwork, friendship, leadership, heartache, courage, strength of character, stubbornness, individuality and love. In other words, Rockface is about life."

Founder member of the SMHC, Mick Tighe, worked as technical consultant and stuntman on the first and part of the second series, collecting this mountain rescue logo somewhere along the way.It was used to stick on the side of the (fictional) rescue landrovers when filming.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Mick Tighe

Acquisition Date

25/04/2013

Condition Check Date

25/04/2013

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

25/04/2013

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