Welcome to the St John Scotland
St John Scotland is a Scottish charity dedicated to helping others through medical and rescue activities, both at home and abroad.
Formed in 1947, St John Scotland is headquartered in Edinburgh and is divided into twelve area teams, each with their own projects and activities.
We are proud to be the biggest contributor to Mountain Rescue in Scotland, having donated around £3 million over the past two decades for the purchase of 14 bases throughout the country and a rolling programme of buying and replacing vehicles for all 25 volunteer teams. We also fund a Mountain Safety Instructor, who provides training to young people from university mountaineering clubs across Scotland.
St John Scotland also has Patient Transport teams in many areas, including Dumfries and Galloway, Angus and Dundee, and Fife, ensuring people arrive safely and on time for hospital appointments.
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
St John Scotland is proud to work alongside Save a Life for Scotland, training people in Scotland skills in CPR. You can find out more about the Save a Life for Scotland initiative by visiting savealife.scot
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.