Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) saves and improves lives across Scotland every day.
SCAA is delighted to have been chosen as Gardening Scotland’s benefiting charity in 2018, providing an excellent opportunity to celebrate our Fifth Anniversary of delivering front-line care to time-critical emergencies across Scotland, reaching 90% of Scotland’s population within 25 minutes.
SCAA currently operates one helicopter, an EC135-T2i, and one rapid response vehicle – taking expert paramedic care to the scene of trauma incidents and medical emergencies then transporting patients to specialist hospitals to receive the most appropriate advanced care.
SCAA really does make a difference – a patient’s chance of survival and full recovery are greatly increased if they receive the right medical care within the first hour of injury or illness. The fast response of SCAA and its ability to reach Scotland’s most remote and rural areas saves vital minutes when every second counts.
At this year’s Gardening Scotland event we will be celebrating SCAA’s significant achievements since our launch on 22nd May 2013 with lots of fun activities including a birthday marquee with lots of activities for children including party games, face painting, colouring competitions and appearances from SCAA’s mascot Scotty.
As Scotland’s only charity air ambulance, SCAA is funded by the people of Scotland, primarily through donations, fundraising, events and our life-saving lottery. https://www.scaa.org.uk/