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St John and the City defibrillator project 

In Edinburgh, our volunteers run the St John and the City defibrillator project.

Launched in 2016, to date the project has to date seen more than 120 defibrillators placed across Edinburgh and the surrounding area, including at Edinburgh Castle, one on each of the city's trams, and dozens of other locations across the capital.

The project works by connecting Donors with Hosts across the city.

Donors may be small or large businesses, community groups or inidividuals who wish to donate funds for a defibrillator and cabinet. Becoming a donor presents a good opportunity for organisations to demonstrate their commitment to the safety of their staff, people who use their services, and the general public.

Hosts are venues which agree to install the defibrillator on their premises - preferably outside, so the defibrillator can be accessed by members of the public 24/7. Ideal Hosts are venues in busy parts of the city, with large numbers of visitors or passers by. Hosts don't have to be in the city centre of Edinburgh; we need locations all across the city to make sure everyone has access to life-saving defibrillators.

All St John and the City defibrillators are registered with the Scottish Ambulance Service, so 999 call handlers can direct anyone responding to a cardiac arrest to their nearest accessible defibrillator. 

Whenever a defibrillator is installed, CPR training is also offered to the Host and Donor, increasing the awareness of life-saving techniques among staff and visitors.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Donor or Host,
or would like to make a donation to the St John and the City defibrillator project,
contact our Edinburgh volunteers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In this video, Bryan Finlay of the Scottish Ambulance Service demonstrates how easy it is to use a Public Access Defibrillator: 

We are grateful to the following Donors for donating defibrillators to the project:

  • Charlie Miller Donors
  • Edinburgh City Council Logo
  • Corstorphine Trust
  • Councillor Ritchie
  • Crombies
  • Donald Wilson Lord Provost 1
  • Edinburgh Airport
  • Merchants Company
  • Edinburgh Trams
  • Glm
  • Jeremy Southam
  • Luffness New Golf Club
  • Mike Pinkerton
  • Lyon And Turnbull
  • Montagu Evans Donors
  • Network Rail Logo
  • New Club
  • Laerdal Donors
  • Mulhollandcontracts
  • Newtyne Donors(1)
  • Northern Lighthouse Board
  • Paul Burns
  • Premier Logo
  • Prospect Community Housing
  • Provincial Grand Lodge Edinburgh
  • Royal Bank Scotland Donors
  • Royal Scots Club
  • St James Places Logo
  • Scottish Episcopal Church
  • Seagull Trust Cruises
  • Sheraton
  • Siemens
  • Speratus Group
  • St Davids Broomhouse
  • Virgin Money Donors


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