Uplifting evening flies by for Lochgilphead ladies

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Members of Lochgilphead’s branch of the Scottish Women’s Institute (SWI) enjoyed an interesting presentation from Malcolm Lamont of Scotland’s charity air ambulance.

The charity’s yellow helicopters are based in Perth and Aberdeen but cover all of Scotland and are a familiar sight arriving at Mid Argyll Hospital, Lochgilphead.

The operation is solely funded by voluntary donations with some staff seconded from other services.

Malcolm spoke of the critical hour and the importance of reaching the patient and getting them to hospital as soon as possible.

Co-operation with mountain rescue, police and others was highlighted by Malcolm and the dedication of the team in all their roles – pilot, paramedic or engineer – was evident.

Lochgilphead SWI’s next meeting is on Tuesday November 21 on the theme ‘A Journey Through Textiles’. The speaker will be Maggie Murray.

Members old and new are welcome to go along to the community centre on Manse Brae for this fascinating evening.