Village store gets defibrillator

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A life-saving defibrillator has been installed in a village shop.

Scotmid staff have been trained by the Scottish Ambulance Service to use the defibrillator and to perform resuscitation, equipping them with the skills they need to save the life of a person suffering from cardiac arrest.

Scotmid Co-operative has been working with the Scottish Ambulance Service since 2011 to install public access defibrillators in the communities in Scotland that need them most, including remote communities.

Pam Layden, store manager at the Scotmid in Torrance, said: “We are really pleased to have the defibrillator in our store.

“It’s a great comfort for the local community to know it’s here in case we ever need to use it.

“The training was fantastic and we all feel ready to help our customers and other people in the area in an emergency.”