MSP helps spread the word on defib

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament congratulating Masonic Properties Ltd on their Community Defibrillator Project.


The company, in collaboration with the British Heart Foundation, fundraised to buy an Automatic External Defibrillator for use by the community.  The defibrillator is displayed on the car park wall of the Masonic Club at 5 Gordon Terrace, Inverness.


As part of the agreement with the British Heart Foundation, the company has provided local residents and businesses with training on the necessity of quick application of the defibrillator and the administration of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).  Further training sessions are to be offered later in the year for anyone who couldn’t make it along this time.


Mrs Grant said “This is a great demonstration of community spirit and the company are to be thanked for initiating it.  I was eager to attend the training myself and keen to help with getting the word out to nearby householders and businesses.


Mrs Grant continued “I am now better able to help in an emergency situation and I would thank everyone who has taken up the training since the defibrillator has been installed at the Masonic Club car park.  This could save a life.”