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

01 May 2019

Every person counts because each life matters. We’ve been counting a lot of numbers over the past month so that we can share with you this fantastic milestone that we’ve reached together! In October 2015 we set a goal to reach 500,000 people across Scotland with CPR skills by 2020 and it felt a long […]


Partnership Nominated for Star Marketing Awards!

23 Apr 2019

In collaboration with the Scottish Government, Leith Agency and Daysix, the partnership has been shortlisted for the Star Awards for use of marketing as a means of spreading CPR awareness in Scotland. Since the beginning of the campaign the partnership has worked to create content that engages, informs, and educates people of all ages in […]


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.


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3 weeks ago

Reminder! There will be a free #CPR drop-in event at the Thistle Foundation tomorrow from 10am-2pm 💜 @thistlecharity
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3 weeks ago

Fancy learning #CPR in #Edinburgh? Why not drop by the Thistle Foundation Wednesday 29th of May 10am-2pm and learn to #savealife! 💙 @thistlecharity
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3 weeks ago

“This defibrillator is available to anyone needing it, and can shock the heart into starting again after it’s stopped. Every second counts in a cardiac arrest so it’s vital that someone
can step in to perform CPR and use a defibrillator before an ambulance arrives.”

Fantastic work! Melville Housing Association
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