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About St John Scotland - St John Scotland

St John Scotland

Saving and enhancing life

St John Scotland is a Scottish charity, formed in 1947, dedicated to saving and enhancing life. 

Headquartered in Edinburgh, we run many projects nationally, but we also have twelve area teams across the country, each with their own projects and activities. 

Our national projects include our ongoing support of Scottish Mountain Rescue teams and a Mountain Safety Instructor, our Patient Transport schemes, public access defibrillator programmes and our team of First Responders. 

Internationally, we are proud to support to sight saving work of the St John Eye Hopsital in Jerusalem as well as helping people across the world who need it most through our support of St John Malawi Programmes. 

St John Scotland is also a proud partner of the Save a Life for Scotland initiative, which aims to train 500,000 people in Scotland skills in by-stander CPR by 2020. You can find out more about the Save a Life for Scotland initiative by visiting savealife.scot 

We also support the provision of public access defibrillators to aid first response in an emergency. Most notably, our team of volunteers in Edinburgh run the St John and the City defibrillator project, installing life saving machines across the city - including on each of Edinburgh's trams. You can find out more about the project here: www.stjohnandthecity.org.uk

The St John Family

Like St John Ambulance, St John Scotland is part of the wider St John family. We don’t currently provide first aid or ambulance services. Instead, we support mountain rescue by providing rescue bases and vehicle, promote mountain safety, provide public access defibrillators and patient transport services. 

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