There are now seven public access defibrillators in and around Stonehaven – heard members of Stonehaven and District Community Council at last night’s meeting in the Invercarron Resource Centre.
The push for more of these life-saving pieces of equipment was helped by this year’s Nippy Dip, which saw almost 300 participate and raise £1344 for both RNLI and Stonehaven Community Defibrillator Scheme.
A further defibrillator, at the fire station, was gained via funding from the Meikle Carewe windfarm given to the Stonehaven Town’s Partnership.
And since the David Street Coop has now supplied its own unit, a defibrillator can now be placed at Redcloak.
The community council intends to run training events for both members of the public and local businesses. They are also going to order signs so that the locations of the devices are more visible.
Meantime, with recent episodes of vandalism in mind, methods of security such as more visible locations and internal cameras are being investigated.