Congratulations 2019 Finalists

Congratulations to our 2019 Scottish First Aid Awards Finalists! We received a record-breaking number of nominations this year and the calibre of our first aid champions and heroes is outstanding.

The Judging Panel will meet throughout October to determine the winners who will be announced at the 8th annual Scottish First Aid Awards.

Click here to read more about this year’s Award event.

Young First Aid Hero

A young person (under the age of 18) who saved (or provided significant assistance in saving) a life through the delivery of first aid; or applied significant first aid techniques in a high-pressure situation.

  • Beth Logan, Dollar Academy Combined Cadet Force (Torryburn)
  • Isla and Eilidh Noble (Fraserburgh)
  • Army Cadets – Jorge, Josh, James and Saif
  • Amy Barbour, West Lowland Battalion Army Cadet Force


First Aid Hero

An individual (18 years or older) who saved (or provided significant assistance in saving) a life through the delivery of first aid; or applied significant first aid techniques in a high-pressure situation.

  • Paul Cunningham, First Bus Scotland, Larbert
  • Kerri Jayne Lynn, 22 years old (Glasgow)
  • First Responders Team – Street Assist Edinburgh
  • Stuart Walker, Edinburgh
  • George Duff, Glasgow City Council (Neighbourhoods and Sustainability)
  • Jackie Irving, Rosie Dalziel, Willie McDowall – Catalent Pharma Solutions

The Amy Allan Young Volunteer of the Year

A St Andrew’s First Aid young volunteer (aged 5 – 24) who has excelled at learning, teaching, practicing or supporting first aid to an exemplary level – ultimately ensuring more people can be the difference between life and death.

  • Rebecca Russell, Youth Leader, Stanley Company
  • Cara McFarlane, Youth Leader, Stanley Company
  • Emma Watson, Hamilton Corps Company
  • Cate McCaughey, Queen Street Company
  • Craig O’Brien, Queen Street Company
  • Courtney Simpson, Midlothian Company

St Andrew’s First Aid Volunteer of the Year

A St Andrew’s First Aid volunteer aged 25 years or older, who has excelled at learning, teaching, practising or supporting first aid to an exemplary level – ultimately ensuring more people can be the difference between life and death.

  • Kenneth Millar, Depute Commandant, Ayr & Troon
  • Mary-Claire Laverty, East Kilbride Company
  • Margaret Callaghan, Queen Street Company
  • Jacine Clark, Queen Street Company
  • Graeme Walker (Commandant), Glasgow Central
  • Hilary Sneddon, Strathkelvin

Community First Aid Champion

This award is given to an individual or organisation who has excelled in promoting first aid and educating their community – ultimately being ambassadors for health and safety.

  • Little lifesavers Lanarkshire
  • Kathleen Orr, Jayden’s Rainbow
  • Pumpherston Community – represented by the Pumpherston Community Council
  • Isla Hathorn and Lily MacLeod, Pupils at George Heriot’s School (Edinburgh)
  • Street Assist Edinburgh
  • Barrhead Rotary, Christopher Hughes (Treasurer)
  • Dinky Doctors (Aberdeen)
  • Brass and Granite Pub
  • Alfie Thomson, P6 (Crossgates Primary School, Dunfermline)
  • Kenny Milne, H & S Milne Butchers (Aberdeen)
  • Alastair McGill, Scottish Ambulance Service
  • West Coast EMS
  • Martin Galloway, East Berwickshire and Dunbar Area Community First Responders


St Andrew’s First Aid Corps Company of the Year

This new Award aims to recognise the outstanding achievements of St Andrew’s First Aid Volunteer Corps Companies across the country. The Corps Company of the Year will be chosen based on activities throughout the past year, participation rates of volunteers, volunteering opportunities, as well taking into consideration governance and record-keeping.

  • Ayr & Troon
  • East Kilbride
  • Queen Street
  • St George Company
  • Glasgow Central
  • Strathkelvin Company
  • Motherwell Company

Small Organisation of the Year for First Aid Excellence

An organisation that demonstrates an outstanding level of investment in first aid awareness, equipment and training of staff.

  • Street Assist Edinburgh
  • Dinky Doctors (Aberdeen)


Large Organisation of the Year for First Aid Excellence

An organisation that demonstrates an outstanding level of investment in first aid awareness, equipment and training of staff.

  • Argyll and Bute Council Training Centre
  • Quiz Clothing
  • Johnston Matthey Edinburgh
  • Army Cadets Force Scotland
  • Catalent

First Class Award

This award recognises an educational establishment or an individual within the education sector, who promotes an exemplary level of first aid knowledge and practice amongst staff and pupils.

  • Mearns Primary School, East Renfrewshire
  • Thomas Buik, Chairperson, SAPC Community Sports Hub (Glasgow)
  • Alfie Thomson, P6 (Crossgates Primary School, Dunfermline)
  • Breadalbane Academy, Perth & Kinross Council
  • Chapelside Primary School

Emergency Services Hero of the Year

An individual or team who works for one of Scotland’s emergency services (Police, Fire, Ambulance, Coastguard and Mountain Rescue) who saved (or provided significant assistance in saving) a life through the delivery of first aid; or applied significant first aid techniques in a high-pressure situation. This award recognises the skill and dedication of our emergency service workers whose actions save lives across Scotland.

  • Constable Steven Jones, Police Service of Scotland (Galashiels)
  • Norman MacLeod, HM Coastguard Helicopter Base (Stornoway)
  • Irvine Police Officers Matthew Smith and George Bradbury
  • Constable Andrew Cannon

The Douglas Bremner Special Commendation and The Chairman’s Award are awarded at the discretion of the Chairman and the Judging Panel. No nominations are required for these awards.*

5 Responses to “Congratulations 2019 Finalists”

  1. For Mary-Claire. Congratulations on your nomination. I know how committed you are to every volunteer role you take on, and I don’t imagine this one is any different. Just bring nominated, I know, will be an amazing feeling for you. Good luck.

  2. So happy to see all those nominees , well done to all, what an achievement to be recognised for all the hard work in making Scotland a safer place !

  3. Congratulations to all who have been nominated. Best of luck to everyone, doesn’t matter who wins on the night, you are all winners in my eyes.

    Cardiac Arrest Survivor
    Chris Solomons

  4. Congratulations to all who have been nominated. Best of luck to everyone, doesn’t matter who wins on the night, you are all winners in my eyes.

  5. Congratulations to Rebecca Russell and Cara McFarlane, Stanley Cadets for your nominations. You are winners in my eyes. Going round schools giving demonstrations to recruit from 2 recruits to 30 is no meat feat. Good luck to all the other nominations also.

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