St John Scotland
Saving and enhancing life
St John Scotland was formed in 1947, and for more than 70 years we have helped improve the lives of people in need through our charitable work.
Today, our teams of members, volunteers and supporters across the country run projects which help save and enhance lives every day.
These include our volunteer-run Patient Transport services, which provide free, comfortable transport to help patients get to hospital, and are a lifeline for hundreds of people going through cancer treatment or dialysis each year.
We work with local communities across Scotland to help save lives in the event of cardiac arrest, by training members of the public in simple bystander CPR so they can come to the aid of a loved one or stranger in an emergency. We also work with community groups, businesses and individuals across the country to increase access to publicly available defibrillators, helping to give more local communities access to vital life-saving equipment.
Alongside our volunteer-led projects, we support Scottish Mountain Rescue teams by funding bases and vehicles, while our St John Scotland Mountain Safety Instructor scheme is helping to keep a whole generation of mountaineers safe on Scotland’s hills.
Internationally, we are proud to support the sight saving work of the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem, as well as helping people across the world who need it most through our support for health projects run by St John Malawi.
The St John Family
Like St John Ambulance, St John Scotland is part of the wider St John family, but we don’t currently provide first aid or ambulance services. For more information about what St John does internationally, visit: stjohninternational.org