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Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance

Coming to the rescue

We’re proud to be partners of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance. They’re ready to help when incidents happen in remote locations, or when other factors rule out the usual emergency services getting vital aid to people on time. We’re supporting them in providing an invaluable service across Scotland that helps save lives every single day.

Clydesdale Bank SCAA Partnership Film

Faster response times mean more people are helped

Imagine there’s been a road accident miles away from the nearest ambulance base, or someone’s suffered a stroke or heart attack in a remote area. It’s time-critical emergencies like these where Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) comes into its own.

SCAA was launched in 2013, the brainchild of Alan Bell, a commercial pilot who was inspired by a similar scheme in Australia. The charity relies 100% on donations to keep flying. We are delighted to support such an essential service.

Scotland’s guardian angels

The air ambulance complements the work of the national emergency services. Based at Perth Airport it can reach 90% of Scotland’s population within 25 to 30 minutes, even in some of Scotland’s most inaccessible areas. Since first going airborne the ambulance has flown over 55,000 nautical miles to over 700 emergency call-outs. Every year that figure climbs higher with more and more people ever thankful to hear the reassuring sound of the approaching helicopter.

Helping the helpers

SCAA is a real lifesaver, and we’re proud to be able to help. As Helen Page, Customer Experience, Products & Marketing Director put it, “We’re delighted to support SCAA. Our partnership is much more than a financial sponsorship. We assist the charity through a range of activities, contributing support and expertise wherever we can help them make a difference to communities right across Scotland.”

Visit Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (opens in a new window) website for further information on their work.