Scottish First Aid Week 2018

  • First Aid Training for Kids

Scottish First Aid Week: 19 – 25 November 2018

Our theme for this year’s Scottish First Aid Week (19 – 25 November 2018) is ‘Creating a Nation of Life-savers’, continuing our campaign to persuade politicians, parents and young people of the value of learning first aid from an early age.  By equipping children and young people with these skills, we create an army of potential life-savers able to step in to make a huge difference to their families and local communities.

Come along to one of our free first aid demonstrations during
Scottish First Aid Week 2018

  • Monday 19 – Launch Event at The Forge Shopping Centre
    10:00am – 2:00pm 
    Join our First Aiders for free CPR and first aid demonstrations
  • Monday 19 – Glasgow Central Station
    4:00pm – 6:00pm
    First aid & CPR demonstrations
  • Tuesday 20 – Napiershall Street Centre
    11:00am – 3:00pm
    First aid & CPR sessions, in partnership with West of Scotland Regional Equality Council (WSREC)
  • Thursday 22 – Waverley Station Edinburgh
    3:00pm – 6:00pm
    First aid & CPR demonstrations
  • Friday 23 – Scottish First Aid Awards
    7:00pm – 1:00am *Bookings essential 
  • Saturday 24 – Food, Fashion, First Aid Fun @ Napiershall Street Centre
    12:00pm – 4:00pm
    First aid & CPR demonstrations – perfect for a family outing


St Andrew’s First Aid Companies – Free Open Evenings

Visit your local St Andrew’s First Aid Company for CPR demonstrations, first aid information, and learn more about how you can become a volunteer First Aider.

  • Monday 19 – Strathkelvin Company OPEN MEETING
    Hillhead Community Centre – Demonstration stations focusing on CPR, wounds and bleeding, and volunteering

++More to come

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.

In a crisis it is vital that first aid is delivered with confidence, and Scottish First Aid Week is about encouraging people throughout Scotland to learn first aid skills which could help in an emergency and even save a life.  No one should die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it. It is surprising just how often knowing even the most basic first aid can make a difference to a difficult situation. Inevitably it is the public who are first at the scene of an accident, and those vital few minutes could make all the difference before the emergency services arrive.

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

Together, we can build a safer Scotland!