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Mum inspired to become paramedic after birth of first child

A mum says she has been inspired to carry out her dream of becoming a paramedic after having her first child delivered at home by Scottish Ambulance Service emergency responders.

Mike Armstrong

Ambulance care assistant competes in championships

An ambulance care assistant for the Scottish Ambulance Service has competed for Great Britain in the 2018 World Hang Gliding Championships.

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Mum gives birth to second child in layby

A mum who gave birth in a layby has been reunited with the Scottish Ambulance Service paramedics who helped her deliver her second child.

Chris Hughes

Man reunited with crew who saved his life

A MAN who had a cardiac arrest on a gym treadmill says he might not be alive today if not for the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Stef Shaw

Cabbie reunited with SAS emergency responder after stabbing

A Glasgow cabbie stabbed with a knife and assaulted with a meat cleaver in a brutal unprovoked attack has been reunited with one of the Scottish Ambulance Service paramedics who saved his life 12 years ago.

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Man saved by paramedics after 30ft fall

A man who shattered his bones after tumbling off a Scottish cliff was forced to crawl 70 meters from the rising sea tide to avoid drowning.

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Man delivers baby in family sitting room

A man delivered his baby daughter in the family’s sitting room thanks to the wonderful work of one of our call takers.

Garry Kennan, 34, was at home with his wife Vanessa, 30, at the couple’s home in Coldstream.


Fun day held after paramedic's diagnosis

A paramedic’s shock diagnosis with a brain tumour has inspired a community charity fun day.

Dougie Henderson, 51, was given the life-changing news last November after the dad-of-two started to feel unwell.

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Dad uses earphones for tot's delivery

A quick-thinking dad who delivered his baby daughter at home on the bathroom floor used his Apple headphones to tie off the tot’s umbilical cord.


Family helped out of car before vehicle explodes

A Scottish Ambulance Service control centre worker has been praised for assisting a family from their car moments before it burst into flames on the M8.


Help us celebrate our achievements and vote for your ambulance hero!

The Scottish Ambulance Service is asking you to nominate an individual or team in its Staff and Volunteer Awards who you feel has gone beyond the call of duty to deliver excellent service.


Meet the team

Seeing a patient resuscitated from a cardiac arrest is the “best thing” a paramedic can experience, says Dawn Bowie.