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...Read More →
“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...Read More →
Solicitor Frances McAulay (58) had never experienced pain like it.Read More →
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 ...
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...Read More →
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance unveils new road based life-saverScotland’s Charity Air Ambulance paramedics have taken to the road in their new upgraded Rapid Response Vehicle, with an emergency involving a choking baby being their first mission in the hi-viz transport.The Skoda Octavia 4 x 4 replaces the previous Kia Sportage which has become a familiar sight at emergencies within a five-mile radius of the air base.The RRV - which has been a part of SCA… Read more →
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance checks out new tartanScotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) is marking St Andrew’s Day by unveiling the country’s newest corporate tartan. The new tartan has been designed to honour the life-saving crew of Scotland’s only charity-funded helicopter air ambulance and the people behind the running of the service.Designed by leading expert Brian Wilton MBE and donated by the Scottish Tartans Auth… Read more →
Britain’s last Bolkow helicopter air ambulance prepares to fly into historyFor nearly 30 years the feisty little Bolkow 105 helicopter has proved a mainstay in the delivery of air ambulance services across the UK and beyond.But now the aircraft that pioneered helicopter air ambulance services in Scotland with Bond Air Services is preparing to fly into history.The country is poised to say farewell to the very last Bolkow in British HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Servi… Read more →
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