The Young Scot CPR campaign is here!

Save a Life and Young Scot tackle CPR

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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.

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So far we've trained


How we're doing it

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 […]


Partners Week at Muirhouse

16 May 2017

Last week was CPR Week in Muirhouse! Our partners we are the Community Shop each week day sharing the life-saving skill of CPR with locals.


Health Secretary gives CPR a go for Scotland!

26 Apr 2017

In support of Save A Life For Scotland campaign, Health Secretary Shona Robison undertook CPR training this week.


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3 days ago

Free #CPR training in #Aberdeen this weekend - come and learn how to use your hands to save lives! 🙌 ... See MoreSee Less

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