Charity air ambulance marks 500th emergency call out milestone
The life-saving air ambulance, which is funded by donations, has been running for 20 months.
A life-saving air ambulance, which is the country's only charity-funded aircraft, marking the milestone of its 500th call out.
Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) has been in existence for just over a year and a half and in that time has saved dozens of lives.
Based at Perth Airport, it is called upon by emergency services to attend emergencies across Scotland and acts as a vital support service when time is of the essence.
A spokeswoman said: "After 20 months in operation, flying to time-critical emergencies all across the country, SCAA has become a recognised part of the 999 emergency response network across Scotland.
"Dispatched by the Scottish Ambulance Service with their paramedics on board, SCAA works in partnership with a raft of other agencies and services, delivering expert paramedics directly to the scene and airlifting casualties rapidly to hospital."
The SCAA is staging an event at its base on Thursday with its emergency service partners.
It will be attended by Police Scotland, Scotland Fire and Rescue, Royal Navy Search and Rescue, Scottish Ambulance Service, RNLI, Coastguard, First Responders, BASICS Scotland, Mountain Rescue and Special Operations.
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