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We are raising £6m to launch a 2nd charity helicopter.

A second helicopter, using call sign Helimed 79, will help SCAA to save more lives across Scotland.   

The second helicopter will be based in Aberdeen, a decision unanimously supported by the Scottish Ambulance Service and other key partners.

Aberdeen houses one Scotland's four trauma centres.  SCAA is frequently tasked to emergencies in the north east and having an air ambulance based there will optimise the coverage and resilience of the countries entire emergency air response - helping to fulfil one of the Scottish Trauma Networks key objectives of transporting patients to trauma centres within 45 minutes of serious illness or injury.  

A major fundraising campaign is now underway to turn our vision into a reality - and you can play your part.

Help us raise £6million and save more lives in Scotland.

Please donate at, stating '2nd helicopter' as your reason for donating.




"SCAA has proved itself to be a fully integrated and indispensable part of our national emergency services. We are extremely proud of our close relationship with the Scottish Ambulance Service and look forward to working together to deliver this project."

SCAA Chairman and Founding Trustee, John Bullough

"A second SCAA helicopter will make a huge difference, particularly in the more rural and remote areas of Scotland."

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Shona Robison

"We are delighted that plans for a new air ambulance are underway as it will undoubtedly help save even more lives."

Chief Executive of the Scottish Ambulance Service, Pauline Howie

"Over the years the helicopter has helped to save many lives and Stagecoach is delighted to be the first corporate partner to announce dedicated funding towards the new helicopter."

Stagecoach Chairman, Sir Brian Souter

"This is fantastic news."

Director of ASCO, Jamie Marr

"It will undoubtedly be a vital and lifesaving resource, particularly for the more rural areas of the north-east."

Managing Director of Walkers Shortbread