Scottish First Aid Week

Scottish First Aid Week is an annual initiative from St Andrew’s First Aid and partnering organisations, and is celebrated in November each year. This year’s theme is ‘First Aid for All’ and will continue our campaign to make basic first aid skills accessible at all community levels.

First aid is for everyone, whether you’re 5 years old or 95 years old, you can help us create a nation of life-savers this Scottish First Aid Week.


Scottish First Aid Week 2019, 18 – 24 November, will be officially launched in Glasgow by St Andrew’s First Aid Chief Executive Stuart Callison at the Scottish First Aid Awards on Friday 15th November.

‘’National First Aid Week is an opportunity to start the conversation with your loved ones, council members, schools, and employers, about the importance of knowing basic first aid. Knowing some first aid is better than knowing none,’’ said Mr Callison.

‘’Our charity has more than 1,000 Volunteers across the country, and with support from our coordination teams, they teach first aid skills to more than 20,000 Scots every year. With help from our donors, Foundations and corporate partners we have first aid programmes running in Scottish prisons, vulnerable secondary schools, primary schools, parents’ groups, churches, and sports clubs.”

Every penny donated to St Andrew’s First Aid helps us to teach more people across Scotland vital first aid skills through our community outreach work.

You can help save a life this Scottish First Aid Week…

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St Andrew’s First Aid is Scotland’s dedicated first aid charity and we are creating a nation of life-savers.

Making Communities Safer and More Resilient: Our volunteers provide first aid talks and demonstrations to community groups in their local area.  Each year, St Andrew’s First Aid volunteers give up more than 50,000 hours of their own time to host community talks and demonstrations and provide first aid at events – equipping thousands of people with life-saving skills.

We work in partnership with community groups, statutory authorities and other voluntary organisations as part of multi-agency support arrangements.

So the next time you are sitting watching TV and you see a disaster happening, or your child is hurt, ask yourself – would you know what to do if someone needed your help?  If the answer is no then get in touch with us using the details below and we can equip you with the skills to help make Scotland a safer, more resilient country.

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We would like to thank everyone who helps make Scottish First Aid Week such a success.  Special thanks to our dedicated volunteers who are the lifeblood of our organisation – we couldn’t do it without them.

Contact St Andrew’s First Aid on 0141 332 4031 to find out how you can get involved or help to fundraise.

Together, we can build a safer Scotland!