Save a Life for Scotland

Every year over 3,500 people around Scotland are treated by the Ambulance Service after having a cardiac arrest. Unfortunately only around 1 in 12 people will survive.

Starting CPR saves lives.

Doing CPR can at least double 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 CPR ready.
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So far we've trained


How we're doing it

Save a Life for Scotland Goes Gaidhlig

11 Feb 2019

These pupils are spreading the message of life-saving CPR on the Isle of Lewis and beyond!


Thank you for 2018 – bring on 2019!

31 Dec 2018

From shopping to sports centres, Commonwealth Games to the European Championships, schools to nurseries and Scottish Craft Butchers, This Morning TV appearances, MPs, MSPs and with the help of Carol Smilie, and The Proclaimers, together in 2018 we’ve taken the CPR message well over 500 miles linking communities across Scotland with one clear message, that […]


18 Dec 2018

We are finishing off the year with great news!

Since beginning the Save a Life for Scotland campaign in 2015, our amazing partners and supporters have equipped more than 300,000 Scottish people with CPR skills. What a milestone!


Partnership Wins Public Service Award

06 Dec 2018

At the 2018 Scottish Public Service Awards, the Save a Life for Scotland partnership, the Leith Agency, and Scottish Government won the Communications Award.


Lucky2BHere saves 3 lives in 5 days!

05 Nov 2018

Scottish Charity, Lucky2BHere has been celebrating the saving of three Highlands & Islands lives in just five days. 


Lanarkshire Saving Lives

14 Sep 2018

We have a guest blog post from Julie McQuade, a Clinical Skills Specialist in Lanarkshire, who trained 67 new lifesavers along with her team!


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3 days ago

We wanted to share this post with you from last night, from Judy, an exceptional wife and mother who along with her children helped save her husbands life.

"5 years ago to this very moment we witnessed how fragile life really is. Without some amazing people that night, customers and the staff of The Royal Mackintosh Hotel, Dunbar First Responders, the amazing 999 call handlers, The Scottish Ambulance Service and team at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary we would have been in a different place. Every day we remember all that you did. We could not have got through this without so much support and love from family, friends and our community.

So tonight we celebrate 5 years of Gregor beating the odds and urge anyone who is not confident or does not know how to perform CPR to please learn. Just use your hands and remember you are not just saving one life but those of an entire family. As a reminder here is Eilidh Newton and Harry Newton 999 call."

It takes a system to save a life and a family and it starts with CPR.

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