Restart a Heart day is coming

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What's the strategy

Every year over 3,500 people around Scotland are treated by the Ambulance Service after having a cardiac arrest. Unfortunately only around 1 in 20 people will survive.

Starting CPR saves lives... at least doubling the chances of survival.

So let’s be ready. We’re asking you to say ‘I’ll do it’ and be one of 500,000 people in Scotland getting trained in CPR.

More about the strategy

So far we've trained


How we're doing it

Happy 2nd Birthday to us!

11 Oct 2017

Monday 16 October marks Restart a Heart Day 2017! It also happens to be the 2nd Birthday of Save a Life for Scotland.


European Restart a Heart Day

06 Oct 2017

European Restart a Heart day is less than 2 weeks away! Check out the list of CPR events happening across the country.


Fantastic recognition prize will be presented at the Scottish Community Resuscitation Conference 2017

04 Aug 2017

The Scottish experts in Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest will meet on Saturday 30th September at the Scottish Community Resuscitation Conference 2017 organised by our partner East Neuk First Responders and the University of St Andrews. This is a major event in the calendar for Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest specialists. There will be exciting talks […]


The Scottish Borders take CPR to heart

12 Jul 2017

The blog below is from a teacher, First Responder, HeartStart instructor for the British Heart Foundation, and a UK Community Instructor for the Royal Life Saving Society. We are so chuffed he has shared his story with us! This year, the pupils at Chirnside Primary School in Berwickshire chose The British Heart Foundation as the charity they […]


Young Scot and Save a Life for Scotland team up!

21 Jun 2017

We are very excited to be launching a new campaign in partnership with Young Scot and the Scottish Government to raise awareness of CPR among young people in Scotland! From the top of Calton Hill, Edinburgh, we were joined by some very special guests. Eilidh and Harry Newton, 16 and 13, helped save their father’s […]


St John Scotland Defibrillators on Edinburgh Trams

01 Jun 2017

On Valentine’s Day this year, St John Scotland, a partner of Save a Life for Scotland, placed public access defibrillators on each of Edinburgh’s trams, which could prove critical in an emergency. The aim of the ‘St John and the City public access defibrillator project’, run by St John Scotland’s Edinburgh team, is to place […]


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18th October 10am-3pm Possil Park Community Center, Glasgow,
18th October 10am-12pm, 2-4pm BHF Store, Glasgow, BHF
20th October 10am-12pm, 2-4pm BHF Store, Perth, BHF

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