St Andrew’s First Aid is Scotland’s dedicated first aid charity and leading first aid training provider.

We believe no one should suffer or die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it. Our mission is to create a nation of life-savers.

What We Do

We are the leading provider of public and workplace first aid training courses in Scotland. Our supplies store stocks everything first aid, from kits to defibrillators. 

As a social enterprise, all profits are donated back to our charity.

We campaign to raise awareness of the importance of first aid skills. 

Moreover, as an integral part of Scotland’s emergency response system, we work with statutory services to deliver emergency support in crises.

Our pandemic response has seen our volunteers support NHS flu vaccine clinics, make vital deliveries and support communities with food shopping and prescription drop-offs.

Our schools programme teaches essential first aid to children and young people.

St Andrew’s First Aid is governed by our Board, which is led by a Chair, a Vice-Chair, Commandant in Chief for the Corps, and Deputy Commandant in Chief for the Corps.



Founded in Glasgow as Scotland's first ambulance service


St Andrew's Ambulance Association is rebranded as St Andrew's First Aid


Publish First Aid Manual with St John and British Red Cross, setting the standard for UK first aid


St Andrew’s First Aid Training and Supplies Limited is established to support the charity


National Headquarters in Glasgow officially opened by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother


Our volunteers receive award for bravery as first on scene at Glasgow bin lorry crash


Our first-aiders are first on the scene at the Ibrox disaster, in which 66 football fans died


Volunteers log over 3,000 hours during our pandemic response


100 year anniversary celebrated at the Glasgow cathedral


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Important Notice

We are resuming all training courses from Monday 15th February 2021. 

Courses on our website are regularly updated.