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SCAA Scotland's
Charity
Air
Ambulance

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Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance launched on 22nd May 2013. From our base at Perth Airport we are well positioned geographically to reach 90% of Scotland’s population within 25 minutes. We are also ideally placed to reach some of Scotland’s remotest areas within a 15 to 30 minute timeframe. We fly to time-critical emergencies across Scotland and rely 100% on donations from our supporters to ensure we are there when needed.

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Time Critical
Emergency
Callouts

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Miles Flown

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Rescue
Stories

  • MARTIN

    When Martin Yarrow (58) lost control of his paraglider during launch, he was unlucky to be thrown face down on to a rock and lose consciousness. Unable to control his paraglider wing, he was at the mercy of the wind as it repeatedly lifted then dropped him on to the jagged rock outcrops until it eventually became airborne. Martin - injured and hanging limp in his harness – flew off away from, Cairnwell at Gl...

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  • PATRICIA

    “It all happened in a flash. A deer ran out in front of the car and I just swerved reflexively. The next thing I knew I had careered through the hedge and was rolling down a steep slope. I managed to crawl out of the wreckage and stagger to get help at a nearby cottage.”

    What Patricia didn’t know was that she had badly injured her arm and the nearest hospital was around two hours away. As a la...

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  • FRANCES

    Solicitor Frances McAulay (58) had never experienced pain like it.
    As she lay on the ground after falling from her horse she started to panic.
    “The pain was excruciating and I couldn’t breath,” she recalled. “I thought that I was going to die - I just couldn’t get my breath and I was terrified.”
    The fall near her home in Kinross-shire saw Frances crash onto a concrete ...

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  • ANNE-MARIE

    As a former employee of the Coastguard service, Anne-Marie (48) is used to summoning helicopters in medivac situations. But the last thing she expected when she set out for her weekly riding lesson was that SCAA would be called on to airlift her after a serious fall.

    “I fell off at the canter and landed straight onto my left arm snapping and displacing the humerus bone. A land ambulance crew was quickly o...

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We need your support to keep our helicopter flying! There are many ways that you can get involved and we are grateful to all our participants, volunteers and supporters for their donations and valuable time. Please have a look and get in touch. Your support is the only fuel we fly on to continue our vital work and save lives!

Events

Forth Rail Bridge Abseil

Forth Rail Bridge Abseil

EdinburghEvent Location
21st June 2015Event date & Time

This is your chance to take part in a unique challenge to abseil 165ft SAS style, from the Forth Rail Bridge onto the sandy beach below. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is a real adrenaline rush for the daring and the ultimate challenge for the rest of us!

And this year it is made even more special as it takes place in celebration of the Forth Bridge's 125th Anniversary.

No previous experience is necessary to take part in the Forth Bridge Abseil; our team of highly...

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Corporate

Corporate fundraising

Corporate

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance relies totally on the support of Trusts, Individuals and Companies to survive. If your company would like to get involved by supporting our life-saving work there are various options available.

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Lottery

Lottery

Win prizes! Save lives! Sign up to our lottery today.

The lottery is a fun way to support our essential service. For just £1 a week you have the chance to win the weekly top prize of up to £1,000 tax free and help us respond to time-critical emergencies across Scotland.

More information about our Lottery →

Individuals

Individual fundraising

Individuals

There are a wide variety of ways that you as an individual can make a difference, from a Credit or Debit Card Donation or regular Direct Debit to In Memory Collections and Tribute Funds. Click below to find out more about how you can help keep us flying.

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Volunteer

Volunteers

Volunteer

At SCAA we value our volunteers and they are part of the team that keeps our helicopter flying. We need voluntary help for a wide range of tasks so if this sounds this sounds like something that could be of interest then please get in touch – we would love to hear from you. Click through to see the different opportunities we have available.

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Clear out your wardrobe and help support Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance

1427722432ClothesAidKriswithSCAAbaglores.jpg A new way to support Scotland’s only charity-funded helicopter air ambulance is about to take off t thanks to a new partnership with Clothes Aid, one of the UK’s largest charity clothes collection companies.From April onwards, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) will ask households to look out for their official Clothes Aid clothes collection bags landing on their door mats a… Read more →

LIBOR donation heralds new era for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance

1426688867SCAAinflight.jpg * Budget announcement provides upgrade for Scotland’s only charity-funded air ambulance* Funds will allow life-saving service to fly further, reach more patients and provide better care on board Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) is set to upgrade its life-saving helicopter after a £3.3 million allocation from LIBOR funds.The funding for the country’s only charity-fun… Read more →

£250,000 LIBOR Donation For Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance

1424962322Mission455MiltonofCultoquhey.JPG * Chancellor announces fines cash donation for Scotland’s only charity funded air ambulance* Funds will help support vital work of charity air service in Scotland* Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance one of 20 to receive backing Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance is one of 20 air ambulance charities in the UK set to benefit from a £5 million fund from LIBOR fines.The country&rs… Read more →

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Welcome to the Press & Media Centre of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance website.

For media and press enquiries please contact Maureen Young on 07778 779888. Email: m.young@scaa.org.uk

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