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All schools in the Outer Hebrides now have an outdoor defibrillator installed.


The comhairle awarded a grant to Lucky2Bhere to install the devices.


Lucky2Bhere is a registered Scottish charity which has placed defibrillators in areas across Scotland.


It was also agreed that the body would deliver emergency life support training to school staff and to pupils from P5 upwards.


To date 874 pupils have received training with only schools remain to have training provided: Sir E Scott School, Leverhulme Memorial School, Stornoway Primary School and the Nicolson Institute.


Chair of the Education, Sport and Children’s Services committee, Angus McCormack, said: “This is an important development in providing life-saving equipment and skills in our schools and also within our communities. I am delighted at the progress made on this initiative.”





Defibrillators installed in all Western Isles schools

14 June 2017