A new initiative in an Angus village could have life-saving results thanks to some clever equipment.
A Public Access Defibrillator has been installed in a cabinet by the Wellbank Village Hall Committee to be used by the general public in the event of someone going into cardiac arrest.
Among those now trained to use the defibrillator are members of the Village Hall Committee, the manager of the village football team and the local St John Scotland member.
Bill Spence, chair of Angus and Dundee branch of St John Scotland explained: “It is readily accessible by residents and by those using the playing fields nearby.
“This is a real life saving initiative that I can commend to similar locations in the area.
“This is supervised by St John Scotland Angus & Dundee Area member Bill Harvey who lives in the village.
“When someone Calls 999 for an ambulance to attend a collapsed patient, they can also uplift the defibrillator which gives verbal instructions on the steps required to resuscitate the patient including CPR.
“It will not shock anyone unless they require that treatment.”