A warm welcome to the website of the Order of St John in Scotland.
This website gives full details of St John Scotland's history, what we do in Scotland today, how St John Scotland supports Order activities abroad, who we are, what's on and where, and how to contact us.
The News pages contain reports and pictures of events held in areas throughout Scotland, and that is where to look for articles about forthcoming events, and reports and pictures of events which have taken place recently.
The Gallery link takes you to albums of images from St John Scotland activities locally and nationally, current and past.
Web Links are provided to members of the St John 'family' at home and abroad, to Scotland's mountain rescue teams, and to other rescue services.
The Downloads area has recent Scottish, British and Jerusalem Eye Hospital publications available to be downloaded, including the annual Yearbooks and In Focus newsletters.
St John Scotland, formed in 1947, is a Scottish charity dedicated to helping others through medical and rescue activities. Its head office, the Chancery (right), is in Edinburgh.
Unlike St John in England, it does not provide ambulance and first aid training services. This is because of a 1908 agreement with the St Andrew’s Ambulance Association.
Instead St John Scotland supports mountain rescue by providing rescue bases and vehicles for Scottish mountain rescue teams, and has also provided boats for two Scottish rescue boat services.
St John Scotland is divided into twelve areas, each with their own projects, such as the First Responder Service in Angus and Dundee and Palliative Care in Dumfries and Galloway. Fundraising is also undertaken to help other Priory of Scotland approved local charities.
St John Scotland is a long-time supporter of the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem and its outreach clinic and hospital work in Anabta, Gaza and Hebron.
In recent years St John Scotland has sponsored medical director Dr Jeanne Garth (left) each year, helped fund the library, contributed to the Patient Relief and Gaza Appeal funds, and funded the overseas specialist glaucoma training of one of the staff's Palestinian doctors.
St John Scotland also supports health projects in Malawi and southern Africa, and contributes to the international St John Emergency Relief Fund.
If you would like to help St John Scotland by donating, there are easy ways to do it. The simplest is by using the Donate with Just Giving button on the left of this page.
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online — from your weekly shop to your annual holiday — you could be raising a free donation for St John Scotland through easygiving? There are nearly 3,000 retailers, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to St John Scotland to say thank you for shopping with them. All you have to do is using the easyfundraising.org.uk button, sign up free of charge, and start shopping — your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to St John Scotland.
Through texting, you can donate to the St John Scotland Defibrillator Project. Help us provide defibrillators to save lives by texting AEDS04 £10 to 70070 to give £10 towards our appeal.